Top 10 Seafood Items
1. Raw oysters (but only near the coasts) w/ hot sauce.
2. Pacific Northwest wild-caught smoked salmon. Save the farm-raised and/or Atlantic stuff for a covered dish dip, give me the good stuff or nothing at all.
3. Beer batter fish & chips, soaked in malt vinegar and served with Heinz ketchup.
4. Grilled salmon, seasoned with sea salt and fresh black pepper if the fish is high-quality or some sort of sweet 'n spicy glaze if I'm eating out of a freezer or at a chain restaurant.
5. Tuna tacos. Made like regular tacos, only made with canned tuna (preferably in oil, not water). Both delicious and hilarious.
6. Shrimp (any way). If tuna is the "chicken of the sea," then shrimp is the pork of the ocean, as they are awesome no matter how you make 'em. Srlsy, short of leaving them out in the sun, you really can't screw them up too bad.
7. Sushi rolls. I prefer smoked salmon w/ avocado and raw tuna (unless said tuna is stringy) w/ cucumber.
8. Maryland blue crab. Serve 'em up as crab cakes or a soft-shell crab sam'mich. When in the Old Line State, I ain't picky.
9. West Virginia trout, breaded 'n fried w/ lemon pepper. The further upstream you go in one of the tributaries of the Gauley River, the better.
10. Lox & cream cheese on a bagel. OK, I lied. I sometimes like Atlantic salmon, but only before 10 AM.
Hon mention: oysters Rockefeller, catfish po'boys, crawfish made in crab boil, steamed mussels in cream sauce w/ linguine