Did you know you can get caviar from Florida?
I certainly didn't, but I can't wait to try it after discovering it'll be featured on this weekend's Emeril's Florida episode.
Emeril will also be digging into some white water clams and aqua gem clams and interviewing the two men who farm them in Sebastian. They produce over 10 million clams a year.
Emeril also will be visiting one of my favorite places, something of an institution on Central Florida's east coast: Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant.
Owned by the Thompson family, this restaurant is best known for itssucculent rock shrimp, a crustacean that was typically thought of as a "trash catch" until this family figured out how to crack their hard namesake shell. If you've never tasted them, you're in for a treat -- they taste like little bites of lobster.
Be sure to tune in. Set your DVR to see this episode.
"Florida Caviar, Clams, & Rock Shrimp ... Really?"
- Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:30 p.m. EST
- Monday, March 17, 2014 9:30 a.m. EST
- Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:30 a.m. EST
And if you want to add them to your vacation itinerary, here are all the places in this Sunday's show:
Evans Fish Farm
Location: 1195 E Washington Ave, Pierson
Cuisine: Tilapia and Caviar
Aqua Gem Farms
Location: 633 Old Dixie Highway, Sebastian
Cuisine: Clams. Check their website for ordering information and clam bake events.
Location: 1475 Garden St, Titusville
Cuisine: Seafood and steaks
Sample Dishes: Char-Grilled Oysters, Dixie Dynamite Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Snow Crabs, Catfish, Cod, Tilapia.
Also, be sure to take a peek at our Shrimp Festival video to get a glimpse of the shrimping industry here in Florida and those amazing little rock shrimp.