Where to Find Good Seafood and My Favorite Healthy Snack From Cayo, Belize
Whether you live here or are planning to cook on vacation and want to enjoy some good Belize seafood, Grace Shrimp on Barrier Reef Dr. (Front Street) has you covered. I have passed it by a zillion times and never stopped in, then finally one day I decided to give them a try. The shop is closer to the beginning of front street on the left hand side. Just look for the blue sandwich board sign right before the Cigar Store on the left hand side, walk down the lane and you will find the store on your right.
It is small but they have a good selection of fresh frozen seafood in their 3 big freezers. I was very happy to find both black and white de-veined shrimp in a variety of sizes in the $20 range. I also bought conch and snook both in $15 BZD range the first time, and have already been back for more shrimp.
Anyone have any good tips on cooking conch? I did not do such a good job of it. When I looked it up online I read that it will get rubbery when it goes into the pot and that simmering it longer will soften it up again. Maybe I was impatient that day, but it never seemed to soften back up again.
I was very sad to find out yesterday that I was about to buy the last 2 packages of my new favorite snack. I never thought in a million years I would be talking about gluten free rice cakes, but with this food plan I am on this is one of the things that does not give me pain. I add fresh all natural Belize made Peanut butter which you can find at Big Tree. It is made in Cayo, Belize, is super tasty, and all it has in it is peanuts and a pinch of sea salt.
I told 2 different people at Super Buy that I had slowly bought them out of all their stock, and the packages I was holding were the last two. One wrote it down in her stock book and one didn’t, neither could guarantee if there were more on order or if I would ever see them again. I did not even care that there was a cheaper price scratched out and a more expensive one written in and bought them anyways. I went straight to Evelia at Greenhouse, as she is carrying a larger amount of gluten free options. I showed her the packaging and asked if she would be able to get plain ones and she said she would do her best.