Adventurous Taste Buds!

I’ve always been adventurous when its comes to trying new foods. Coming from Maryland I grew up eating blue crabs, oysters, mussels, shrimp, and fish (sprinkled with old bay of course). If it’s seafood I’m all in! Last week, I took a leap of faith and packed a U-Haul and moved to sunny San Diego. Besides the perfect weather, San Diego is know for having great seafood. Despite my East Coast bias, I was psyched to experience the new tastes myself. I can say without a doubt San Diego stands up to it’s reputation and I was not disappointed. 

I tried a fish sandwich from Point Loma Fish Market, and it was so good I went back the next day for another. The fish was fresh, with light breading, perfect seasoning, and sourdough bread. 

 The next day, I ventured to a farmers market in Little Italy. I wasn’t there for five minutes before we ran into a cool seafood stand. To my surprise, they had sea urchin. Admittedly, I was intimidated to try it. My wife dared me and even paid for me to try this alien-looking creature. Once it was cracked open and cleaned, they stuck it to a paper plate with it’s pointy spikes. With a spoon in my hand, I didn’t know what to expect. I just wanted to live after eating it. I took a bite and my taste buds were rewarded with creamy and nutty flavor. As a seafood lover form Maryland I will say I give the sea urchin two thumbs up and will be trying it again.