Being so close to the sea had me craving a nice thick steak, but after checking Yelp for dining recommendations in Seaside, California, I decided to go for some fish instead.
I ended up at a cute little seafood place called either "The Fishwife's Turtle Bay Taqueria," or "Fishwife Seafood Café," depending on which sign you believe.
I started with a cup of Ciopino, which is usually a stew, but this was in soup form. It was pleasant, and filled with bay shrimp, clams, halibut, and faux crab.
It was hard not to get the New England clam chowder, which looked great at the next table, but geography won the day.
My main course was a small, but very fresh and nicely cooked piece of wild Pacific salmon. It was topped with a zesty habanero pepper butter sauce. The rice and black beans are always welcomed on my plate, but it was the cold broccoli salad that was the side dish star.
The perfectly cooked broccoli florets, dressing with a simple vinaigrette, topped with diced tomato and onion, have me planning a video recipe attempt very soon.
It was a very nice meal, and extremely reasonable for the location. I'm headed to Spanish Bay in the morning, so stay tuned!