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the green turtle market

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LUCY LOO

i flew solo today and had no problem finding a parking space.

ahhhh what can i say about the turtle, except i’ve loved it from day one!  it is a food gallery; everything, an art piece in my opinion.   that is the visual aspect, then, there is the delicious aspect.

i choose this particular day as they were having “a taste of spain”.  i started my marathon with enticing samples of ceviche, gazpacho, and a beef empanada.  i didn’t know i liked octopus, and have only had ceviche with straight up fish, so this was a new twist.  i like octopus now, not just calamari.  hell, i’ll eat anything fried or buttered, so….. that doesn’t count.  the gazpacho was delightful and very potent with cilantro.  the way it should be!

i moved down to “big rick’s” sauces and licked jalapeno honey mustard off of my fingers, much like a racoon.   i really dug their labels too.  i’m a sucker for packaging.

then….. i saw the cheese……my personal dream date.  Rachel  was a charming cheese hostess!  i had the “drunken goat” which had a rind that was red wine and edible and delectable.  the “miticana” was a brie type  cheese that i would like to be alone with and not have to answer for what happened to it.

time for some wine!  the “botani” was very tart and light and summery.  i’m not usually a big white wine girl, but this was unique and i could think of several people i would recommend it to.   moved onto “mas sorrer” with a port flavor that i adored.  where is that cheese?

for my finale, i swaggered up to “mrs. peter’s smoked fish dip” table.  wow!  really!  all fantastic but my favorites were “smoked mermaid” ( a mix of wahoo and tilapia) and the “hot ta mahi”.    where’s that wine?

i came home with the ceviche and gazpacho…….. but i would’ve taken all of my new “taste sensation” friends home, and i’m going back to adopt the rest later this week.

go to the green turtle and enjoy the beautiful displays and the very informative and friendly staff and then go home and EAT!!!!!  muy bien!!

Green Turtle Market
855 E. Eau Gallie Blvd.,
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
321-773-2001

http://www.greenturtlemarket.com

 

 

 

 

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