On route to Key West I passed through Key Largo just as The Fish House was opening for lunch! Not an accident, but carefully planned based on a suggestion from @Nayeli186 on Twitter.
I had a look at the fish counter and was pretty intrigued by the huge looking monster that was called dolphin fish (check out the image at the top of the blog). It turns out its Mahi Mahi (otherwise known as dolphin fish). Never seen anything like it!
BUT… the thing they excel at is their catch of the day. Whatever has been caught sits in a fridge and can be served one of three ways.
After a ceviche of grouper, lime, tomato, onion and cilantro to start I ordered the yellowtail snapper. Served baked with basil, shallot, garlic and tomato it was refreshingly light and really good quality. It cooked in minutes since it was so delicate and fresh, was perfectly filleted (in house) and served alongside a potato salad.
This and the ceviche was a gorgeous fish lunch to enjoy after the meat heavy options of Cuban food from the day before. Great suggestion, thanks!
I was about to pay up and head on my way when the server brought me over a complementary slice of their house Key Lime Pie. It had a good biscuit base, a tart and tangy soften set middle and a pillow of sweet meringue on top, torches to finished and give it the golden colour. I was hoping to try my first Floridian Key Lime Pie at Key West, but how could I say no!?! It didn’t stop me carrying onto the southern most city of the states to get the proper stuff there too!