Saturday, May 23, 2015
Monterey Seafood Restaurant Dishes Out on Delectable Sand Dab Fillets
Not many seafood restaurants have them on the menu because they take time to prepare. Sand dabs have a slender and bony body that can be a challenge to work on. As a result, most would prefer to simply fillet it. Here at Cafe Fina, we prepare sand dabs using some choice ingredients like cracker meal, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chopped parsley, and lemon wedges. We season about 20 to 25 sand dabs with 4 cups of cracker meal and fry them to perfection. Once they have a golden brown color, they are sprinkled with a healthy helping of salt and pepper. They are then plated and garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Cafe Fina is owned by Domenico Mercurio, a chef who is proud of his Sicilian and fisherman heritage. The restaurant is known for its Italian-inspired atmosphere and homemade pastas as well as our excellent wine selection. Today, Cafe Fina is known as one of the best seafood restaurants in Monterey, CA that practices sustainable fishing.