Welcome to Key West, Florida and Key West Shrimp Salad. One of our most favorite places on the globe has it’s share of home grown recipes and this cool salad is no exception. With a bounty of “pink gold” this can be served as a side dish or just with crackers as an afternoon snack. Who cares? You’re on island time now.
Whether sailboats, bars, or six toed cats, Cayo Hueso (Key West) has something for everyone. Or it has enough for me that nothing else really matters. It’s where new friends are made over games of pool and frozen boat drinks. Cuban sandwiches can be smelled toasting in the presser and the flavor of fish and shellfish is never far away.
Things To Do In Key West
- Mallory Square: A nice place to dangle any time of the day, Mallory Square and Pier become the meeting place for locals and tourists alike, come sunset. Don’t miss the daily show as the sun drops down behind Hippy Island. Street performers and artisans make their way for the evenings festivities before the sun sets completely and someone pushes the fool button.
- The Green Parrot Bar: “A sunny place for shady people” on Whitehead St. this has been a Dead Cat Society favorite since the skee-ball days and sordid tales of Fantasy Fest 92″. Just far enough off Duval Street, this classic Florida bar hosts great live music and can make claim to one of the first Rhythm Tacos ever. It is the perfect place to lock up the bike and solve the problems of the world as the rest of humanity just strolls on by.
- Pepe’s Cafe and Steak House: Head up Caroline St. to the north side of the island for one of the world’s best breakfasts since 1909. Boasting a delicious daily homemade bread and fluffy omelettes filled with cream cheese, this is a Conch Republic tradition. Enjoy one of their famous bloody Marys or screwdrivers while you check out the history on the walls and wait for a table on the patio.
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- Bahia Honda State Park: Just a short distance north of Key West, Bahia Honda is a great place to park your RV or drop your tent. The park is directly on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and a perfect place to enjoy the key breeze. Interesting things often wash up on the beach there, so poke around and see what treasures you can find. You may find yourself a glass buoy or piece of weathered sea glass if fortune is shining on you.
- 1 lb shrimp cooked and cleaned
- 1 package raw broccoli and cauliflower
- 1 cup sliced celery
- ¼ diced onion
- ¼ cup chopped green pepper
- 1 can black beans
- 1 T chopped pimento
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1 T sugar
- ½ t celery seed
- ¼ t salt
- dash of pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Rinse shrimp and cut large shrimp in half
- Mix all ingredients except lettuce, include marinade
- Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour
- Drain. Serve on lettuce.
Florida seafood choices offer endless possibilities for dazzling menu planning. With a little imagination and tons of convenience, these are the ingredients for your next colorful and tasty meals. Use it as a way of enjoying yourself until you make it back to the islands. The weather is here. I wish you were beautiful.