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Miami Spice Summer Seafood: Where To Get Ocean Delicacies at a Discount

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Via Flickr Dinner Series
Nothing satisfies in summer like fresh, Florida seafood.
Miamians are fortunate enough to have access to fresh seafood year-round, but when summer hits, the need for light, refreshing fish and shellfish becomes almost a necessity. We rather munch down on ceviche and shrimp cocktails than baby back ribs and baked potatoes when the temperature hits 90 degrees -- let's not even mention the humidity.

Also, luckily enough, we're blessed enough to have Miami Spice. The two-month event provides reasonably priced prix-fixe menus at restaurants all across Miami -- at a really heavy discount. Considering the summer season and the fact that Miami Spice kicked off last week, we put together a round up of where to get your seafood fix without losing your shirt.

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Photo by Robin Hill
Sautéed yellow tail snapper at Fish Fish.
Fish Fish
One of the reasons for Fish Fish making the cut is that it's a new restaurant. We haven't tried it yet, but the fact that it is owned by a couple of fishing and boating enthusiasts whose kitchen is helmed by a chef who grew up on a sustainable farm has piqued our interest. Also, Fish Fish offers several seafood options on its Miami Spice dinner menu. You can start off with a fresh, made from scratch traditional New England clam chowder and follow that up with your choice of fish and chips, hand-battered day boat Icelandic cod, served with house-made lime aioli, English mushy peas and hand-cut steak fries; sautéed yellow tail snapper, served with the chef's signature key lime butter sauce over lemon grass scented Basmati rice; or shrimp and linguini with a white wine, garlic butter sauce.

Red Fish Grill
We've heard nothing but good things about this seafood restaurant located in Matheson Hammock Park on Biscayne Bay, plus its a great choice for fine dining in the South Miami area and offers waterfront dining in an area where it's hard to find. Also, its Miami Spice dinner menu offers a veritable cornucopia of seafood selections. Appetizer options include jalea mixta, consisting of fried fish and calamari with pickled onions, fresh corn, and jalapeño cream; as well as a sour watermelon shrimp ceviche made with Thai basil, micro cilantro, red onion, Thai chili cream, and cashews. Choose from three seafood dishes as your main course: spiced mahi mahi served with pineapple salsa and sweet plantain purée; grilled salmon served with lemon orzo, green peas, grape tomatoes, and saffron aioli; or a Caribbean bouillabaisse with jumbo shrimp, mussels, scallops, and the catch of the day.

Location Info

Fish Fish Restaurant Bar and Market

13488 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

Salumeria 104

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Red Fish Grill

9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Gibraltar Restaurant

4 Grove Isle Drive, Coconut Grove, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tiramesu - CLOSED

721 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Soyka

5556 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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