Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fresh local seafood on Hilton Head Island...



It sure does not get any fresher then shrimp boats pulling up to the docks here on Hilton Head to unload their catch of the day. This is the beginning of shrimp season here in South Carolina. Shrimp season runs here until the water turns cold in the winter.


If you are visiting Hilton Head make a stop at Benny Hudsons Seafood and speak with Tanya (above photo) who will give you the heads up on what fish are running at the present time.
Right now Grouper and Snapper and Cobia are running (outside) off shore toward the golf shore.

Cobia is served grilled or poached. Chefs Jaimie Oliver and Mario Batali once had the "Battle of the Cobia" on Iron Chef America in Januray 2008.

Local bass are running inside the perimeter but I really want to try the Cobia this week.
Anyone have a tired and true Cobia recipe to share with me?


Please remember to buy locally whenever you can to support your local fishermen.

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I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday HERE

47 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Cobia. I'd like to try it. You make everything sound delicious. Hilton Head is still on my list. We just missed it by running out of time on a recent vacation.

    xoxo
    Janie

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  2. I havent heard of Cobia either .. never saw it on a menu here and I only eat fish .. what am I missing.

    I hope the sea food in Hilton Head isnt affected by the BP mess ...

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  3. I want some fresh off the boat shrimp! Lucky you and I love Hilton Head!!!

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  4. You are so lucky! Looks like a lovely place.

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  5. What a nice place, and local seafood, lucky you! I hope they aren't impacted by the BP mess. What a horror.

    Never had Cobia!

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  6. Wow! Those shrimp look so fresh! Love the sign...Christine

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  7. Thank you for your visit,meet you has been a pleasure

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  8. Thanks for stopping by for my very first Teacup Tuesday. I love "meeting" all you great gals through this great big blog world.

    And Hilton Head Island is in my very favorite part of the country....the Southeast. We are Floridians, transplanted a few years ago to the Northwest...but we are hoping to move back to the Southeast sometime this summer.

    I am SO sorry that you are going to have to cut down your magnolia tree. I can definitely understand your tears. It has become a dear friend, hasn't it? And to cut it down is to like severing that friendship.

    Blessings,
    Patti (Of Days and Dreams)

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  9. Oh yum. We are planning to be in SC next month. Hope the fish are still coming in then.

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  10. Hi Joyce, I'm so glad you came by my blog so I could then visit yours....one of my all time favorite vacations spot has been Hilton Head. It's been years since we were there but loved it just the same!!! Plus you should a quilt show-how awesome since I'm a quilter(wasn't when we visited your area) so I'll be back to visit often.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  11. Hello Joyce~I've been busy with visiting family. Summer weather may not be upon us, but the summer guests are.
    I did take time to sneak out of the kitchen (from time to time) to see what you'd been up to.
    It's nice to finally have time to chat.
    Living in the Pacific Northwest we're fortunate to have fresh fish too. We enjoy several varieties, but I've never had Grouper,Snapper or Cobia. My all time favorites...Crab and Lobster. Grilled, fried,broiled, steamed, battered, any way you prepare it, it's a delicious feast.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  12. I love shrimps and I can cook them in so many ways. The dock sure looks so peaceful.

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  13. It doesn't get any better than getting it straight off the boat!

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  14. i love hilton head, have a timeshare. beautiful floweres, fun place. rose

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  15. Looking at those shrimps makes me hungry lol.

    Thanks for the visit Joyce.

    Rain for Watery Wednesday

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  16. Seafood looks great! Never heard of Cobia, but try it and let us know. Sure hope the oil doesn't head up that way!

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  17. my time share is at royal dunes. don't know when I'm going plan to go to bloggers luncheon june 25 th will you be there? i still have my mother baking board.

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  18. No oil here yet, thank you Lord! I'm worried about our local fishermen and seafood though.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  19. Thanks so much for your visit. I love shrimp and would love to be so close to fresh shrimp!!!

    I'm hosting a new meme called "Summer Sundays" and it's all about what summer means to YOU! It could be shrimping! Hope you come to join us.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. Wow, fresh shrimps, they would make a delicious meal! I have not heard of cobia too.

    P.S. the boat reminds me of the movie Forrest Gump...

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  21. I've never visited Hilton Head, Joyce so I'm enjoying your posts about it. I LOVE seafood but I've never had Cobia. Is it called by any other name? We had Wahoo fish for the first time when my husband caught one off Key West a few years ago. We never heard of it before but it was sooo good!

    I love shrimp, lobster, crabs, clams, mussels, all kinds of fish ...my Dad loved to fish so we always ate his catches.

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  22. reading about shrimps, grouper and all these sea foods is making me hungry!

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  23. I haven't heard of cobia either. I love seafood though (any kind) so I will look into it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  24. Shrimp is on the menu here for tomorrow night. It doesn't look as fresh as your photographs though. We haven't been to Hilton Head perhaps someday. Lucky you!
    Joyce M

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  25. Fresh shrimp from the boat, so great!

    http://thehappyfamilies.blogspot.com/2010/06/sempur-hanging-bridge.html

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  26. Right off the boat, there's nothing better. I've heard so many good things about Hilton Head, I'm going to have to journey there one of these days. Love the pics and your blog header.

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  27. Fresh shrimp right off the boat, oh yummie!It does not get any better than that. It sure beats the frozen stuff they call scampi around here. I bought some North Sea shrimp last week when I was in Ostend. They're teeny tiny but oh so delicious!

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  28. We go down to our local marina each Sunday to watch the Shrimp Boats come in.

    My Wednesday issue today...FOUNTAINS & all that Ja-a-a-z-z-z Come on over, my door is always open!

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  29. Hi Joyce! I'm so glad you visited my blog and left a sweet comment. I wanted to rush right over to meet you. You have a beautiful blog! It's very nice to meet you.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  30. Finding reliable Barramundi importers is very important to any restaurant. If you are stuck dealing with someone who doesn’t care too much about the quality of fish he delivers, you will be stuck serving low quality food to your guests. This will result in a lot of people disliking you and avoiding your establishment.

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  31. Nothing is better than fresh seafood! Well, maybe that's not 100% true, but it is good!


    Dropping by from Outdoor Wednesday, #3. If you haven't already registered for our vessel sink giveaway there's still time!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  32. Wonderful fresh eafood. Yummy

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  33. What a great post. 2 weeks ago (to the day) I had food poisoning from a naughty lobster that I ate. Your post has reignited my love for all things seafood!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Holly
    x

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  34. We gotta get there! We are only a couple of hours away....sounds wonderful, and we love seafood!

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  35. great photos...i had to say that before i become a vegetarian i almost die of allergy 3 times because of shrimp which is my favorite but sad to say,i can't really eat it because my last attack 6 years ago was really bad and it took me almost 24 hours before i noticed i was in the hospital and almost die lol!....

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  36. Never heard of Cobia, not to mind eating it. Love the idea of buying locally and supporting your local fishermen.

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  37. I've never visited Hilton Head, but I look forward to the time that I might, and thanks for the suggestions and the lovely pics.

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  38. I have always wanted to come your way...and we almost did this summer but decided on Panama City Beach instead...now I am thinking we should have gone to Hilton Head :(

    Thank you for the very sweet comment on my blog.

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  39. With time being close to one o'clock in the night, this entry for sure made me hungry. Well done, both the writing and photography. Please have a wonderful Thursday.

    daily athens

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  40. Nothing better than fresh shrimp. Thanks for coming to visit us at 3 sisters 365. It's always nice to receive comments from other linky up people. Have a great week!!

    From the 3 sisters 365,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly

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  41. Hi Joyce,

    How I love fresh seafood...I lived on the Gulf Coast off and on my whole life and there's just nothing better than fresh soft shell crab, boiled crabs,crawfish and shrimp..Oh my...my cholesterol is rising just thinking of it. :0)

    Thanks so much for coming over to visit with me...I'll tell my squirrels that I know where some of their relatives are. :0)

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  42. Joyce-I remember your posts about Hilton Head from when I first started reading blogs--I think it was a fourth of July one that had me wanting me make reservations then and there! I PROMISE to buy fresh local ( brought in for us :) seafood. I just hope we have some left from the Gulf :(. Oh yes, I could just POP I'm so happy about the mixer!!! Thanks!

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  43. I have not been to Hilton Head although many of my friends love it! Wished I was closer to the ocean. I grew up on the California Coast but I love the Eastern shore! Keep your flag-a-wavin' Joan

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  44. Ok, all of us who have never been to Hilton Head are renting a rec vehicle and making our way down to your place! We'll decorate it real purty so your neighbors won't mind if we camp out in front! Make sure you buy enough shrimp, cause there will be a lot of us! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful time in SC!

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  45. No matter what type of fish you choose, whether it is the simple tuna or the more luxurious Fega Barramundi, eating fish is one of the best choices you can make for your body.

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