Long day of fishing, crabbing or lobstering? Have someone else cook your catch. It’s a deal at $12 a person at Bahama Mama’s in downtown West Palm Beach. Just call ahead if it’s your plan, and don’t just show up on a busy Saturday night with your wahoo.
Giving it a Caribe flair, the chef will cook the fish in the method you choose: grilled, steamed, fried or Eleuthera style. (That’s pan sauteed with mango and pineapple chutney, and glazed in Capt. Morgan’s rum and brown sugar, with a little island “heat” – peppers – thrown in.) For an extra $3, get it Briland style: pan sauteed and served over a housemade crab cake with lime bearnaise.
Your seafood comes with two sides; choose from grilled vegetables, fries, baked sweet potatoes, Bahamian mac n’ cheese, peas and rice, or baked plantains.
Bountiful menu, just in case
In case you didn’t catch one big enough to feed your whole party, plenty of seafood and landlubber grub is on the menu here. Cupid’s Cay fish fry is a whole snapper, fried with peppers and onion, and smothered in a white wine and butter sauce. Cracked conch is served with Bahamian mac ‘n cheese, and peas and rice. Lobster dishes include the signature minced lobster – the meat is minced and sauteed with red and green peppers, thyme, onions and tomatoes and stuffed back into the shell for serving.
Landlubbers can tuck into the “T’anksgiving Dinner” – baked turkey breast packed with “Mama’s” stuffing, red-wine cranberry sauce, and baked sweet potatoes with vegetables. Other choices include a flame-grilled ribeye steak, and island pork chops. A small wine list and a list of tropical specialty drinks are offered.
Bahama Mama’s Island Bar and Grill
- 340 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
- 561-659-2912; www.bahamamamasfl.com