Whether it’s at the beach, by the pool, hiking or biking through Sanibel’s gorgeous pathways, when you’re in Florida, you’re going to spend as much time as you can in the sun.
But somewhere between all the fun in the sun, you’re going to have to refuel. What if you’re not hungry enough for an actual full-fledged meal? Let’s face it — when you’re out in the beautiful Florida sun for most of the day, eating might sound more like a chore than something most of us enjoy doing.
Luckily for us, Normandie has an ample number of delicious dishes that are perfect for light eating or splitting among friends. They pack a punch loud enough to silence your hunger while providing a flavorful dish.
Here are some great go-to dishes the next time you’re looking:
Inner Harbor Crab Cake
Word has it the crab cakes are so good, even those who live in crab cake country love them. They’re authentically Maryland, made exactly like one you would find in Baltimore. Although the size of the cakes themselves are no bigger than a cookie, they are pretty bountiful inside consisting of delicious backfin crab that will have your taste buds dancing.
Zing Zing Shrimp
Going from one heat to another, Zing Zing Shrimp are definitely something that will have your taste buds sizzling. They’re spicy, but not overly hot to where one might resort to a full sprint into the Gulf mouth opened. Homemade and prepped right here, these fresh sautéed prawns are a real treat for anyone who enjoys a robust tasting dish with an accompanying beer or beverage to keep them cool.
Key Lime Pie
Fun fact – paradise comes in more ways than one. Specifically, in this case, it’s a slice of paradise in the form of a pie! Key lime pie that is. I know watching what you eat is a big thing when it comes to beachwear. But trust me this is a sweet dish you don’t want to miss out on. With just the right amount of sweet, sour and tart – this famous and fabulous dish from Normandie is a cool treat that will have you licking your fork clean. Heads up — this dish you might not want to share with friends.
West Gulf Gorg
A light crisp salad served on a chilled salad plate might be the perfect go-to on a hot Florida day. While the West Gulf Gorg is a lighter option on this list, that doesn’t mean you won’t get your money’s worth. The Normandie flagship salad is lightly sprinkled with crumbles of gorgonzola, an Italian blue cheese delicacy that’s both buttery yet firm, leaving an aftertaste of a lip licking saltiness. Mixed with the cheese are chopped bits of grilled chicken and bacon, which only add to the alluring flavor. Even nontraditional salad eaters would enjoy this green dish.
It wouldn’t be a tropical paradise dish if something with coconut is in it, and Normandie’s coconut shrimp doesn’t disappoint. What could be more tropical than taking a few bites from fresh shrimp wrapped in a homemade breading with hints of coconut strewed about? How about a sweet chili sauce on the side to accompany just to spice things up? Both go together wonderfully and create a lasting taste for more.
So, whether you’re just grabbing a small bite to eat, splitting a dish or two amongst friends or simply getting a quick dessert, bring your appetite — regardless of size — and prepare to enjoy.