Best Seafood for Your 4th of July Cookout

Fourth of July is right around the corner and we all know what that means: it’s time to grill and chill!  Captain Eddie’s Seafood Restaurant boasts one of the best seafood markets around, and can supply you with all your Independence Day grilling needs!  We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite kinds of seafood to toss on the grill, read on to find out more!
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One of our absolute favorites to toss on the grill is shrimp!  Jumbo or colossal shrimp are the best to cook this way as they won’t split or dry out like smaller shrimp can.  Simply season with your favorite flavors and some olive oil before putting them on a preheated grill.  They only need a few minutes on each side over direct heat.  They are also one of the most cost-effective seafood options if you’re feeding a large crowd!

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Scallops are also a fan favorite that cook up quickly.  Again, go with colossal sizes so they don’t dry out.  The trick to succulent, delicate scallops is to put them on the grill while they’re still cold and completely dry.  Just pat them with a paper towel and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Avoid overcooking to prevent them from getting rubbery, try wrapping a few in bacon as well!

Lobster & Crab

seafood venice flWhile many don’t think of the next two options as grill-able, we love cooking them this way!  Lobster and crab are delicious on the grill.  To prepare your lobster, split the shell open and coat the meat with butter.  Cook your lobster shell side up over direct heat.  As soon as the meat becomes white, take it off the grill.  Crab is another great shellfish that can withstand the heat of a July grill.  Slightly crack the shells on all your crabs and marinate them overnight.  They only need about three minutes per side over medium-high heat to be cooked perfectly.  As soon as the shells start to brown, they’re ready!

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Now, the fish.  Salmon is always a fan favorite and great to serve at your Fourth of July bash.  Salmon steaks should be at least one-inch thick.  Indirect heat will seal the flavor without drying the fish out.  If you want to opt for a leaner fish, tuna brushed with a little olive oil or marinade can be tossed on a hot grill.  Tuna should only be cooked to medium-rare for the ideal flavor and texture.  Bluefish and catfish are great options for whitefish that can be seasoned with strong flavor profiles before getting seared up on the grill to feed your hungry party guests! 

Captain Eddie’s Seafood

The market is open every single day from 10 am to 9 pm.  Not only can you grab the freshest seafood in Nokomis, but you can also purchase our specialty dips, sauces, and spices to elevate your meal to the next level.  Stop by today to check us out in person at 107 E. Colonia Lane, Nokomis Florida, and feel free to give us a call with any questions!  You can reach us at 941-484-4372!

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