Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Joys of the West Coast

Mom had invited us for an Alaskan king crab dinner tonight. I knew she'd invited some of their other friends, so I didn't know what to expect. It was a fairly small restaurant close to their home, but the nice part was where we were sitting was tucked away in a corner, away from the rest of the regular patrons.

The set menu was delicious. They chose a 12 1/2lb king crab. We started with the legs being cooked in a butter garlic sauce, and of course, with king crab, you just pull the meat out of the legs. Hubby, not being one for pulling apart shellfish appendages, enjoyed this one since it was so easy. The next dish was the remaining legs being cooked in egg white/wine concoction with ginger and spices. After that, they came out with what I called nouveau chop suey. A mixture of deep fried julienned taro root, salted mini fish, jicama, peanuts and some other things, all cooked up. Tasty in it's own way, but not nearly as good as the black bean zucchini cod hot pot. The final dishes were noodles which could be mixed with either of the first two sauces, and seafood fried rice in the body of the king crab.

The whole thing little more than what the two of us paid for eating at The William Tell, and suprisingly, the company wasn't bad either.

1 comment:

Teresa (was ShadesOfGrey) said...

I don't know what I'm more surprised at: that it was as tasty as it was (coz those Chinese dinners can be a mixed bag), or that the company behaved themselves for a change. ;) Glad it was so good! and I'm also glad we hit Tallent last night or I'd be so envious of you!