The Wifecita and I were treated to a weekend at my cousin’s and her husband’s, we’ll call T’s, canal house on Tiki Island. We were greeted with prime filets from Costco grilled perfectly rare. We contributed some lobster tails from MY HEB which T broiled to perfection. Another cuzin and her husband were also there and the margaritas, wine, and vodka flowed.
T and I managed to get up at dawn to fish in his nice boat. While we were getting pounded by 20-25 mph winds, not the 8-10 forecast Wifeacita and kuz went to Benno’s for blackened oysters for Wifeacita and fried shrimp for kuzzin. The oysters are splendid but I’ve had the shrimp there and can only be described as pedestrian.
While T and I were getting pummeled by Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico Wifeacita and cuz were feeding and they brought back two oyster orders and some splendid boudain and it all hit the spot after a day on the water. We did catch some fish and sharks but not the hoped for speckled trout and redfish. Yes, the Gulf off of Galveston is thick with sharks.
The next day we had to go back to Benno’s for mas blackened oysters. It was a toss up between the whole fried catfish and the fried, spicy Cajun crab with the oysters. We went with the crabs and they were perfectly cooked, not an easy task, and the meat was so sweet. I cannot remember better ones and I’ve been going since the late 80’s.
Just a fantastic weekend.