All You Need to Know About a Broiled Seafood Platter

Jacksonville is known for many things. Beautiful waterfront views, classic beach towns and great seafood are some of the main reasons people choose to live in and visit our great city. Top-notch seafood boils are one of the signature dishes of Jacksonville, and especially at the Fish Camps. The characteristics and traditions have developed over the decades into a signature dish of the south. Find out why this one-pot wonder will be your new favorite entree at Palm Valley Fish Camp:

If you aren’t familiar with broiled seafood platters, it’s simply some of our favorite seafood and flavors cooked in unison. You really just can’t go wrong with fresh seafood and delicious vegetables. The ingredients and seasonings blend perfectly to provide a little slice of heaven! We call that slice of heaven a seafood platter around these parts.

The Seafood is the Star of the Show

Modern-day seafood boils include pretty much any kind of fish, shellfish or sausage you want. The seafood platter at Palm Valley Fish Camp combines cod, jumbo shrimp and scallops. One of our favorite parts of living in Jacksonville is the readily available seafood. If you’d like to whip up your own version at home, reach out to your local fishmonger for the freshest options available. Trust us, you’re going to love it.

Vegetables are a Key Player in a Well-rounded Meal

If you make a seafood boil at home, we recommend adding red skin potatoes, chopped celery, husked and halved corn, yellow onions and lots of garlic cloves. These specific vegetables create the perfect broth after they cook for awhile. The flavors of the vegetables work together with the Cajun seasonings to perfectly flavor the seafood.

Head into Palm Valley to sample our variation of the seafood boil. We serve our seafood on a platter and recommend you add a side or two of veggies to complete your meal. Collard greens and coleslaw are perfect complements to this dish.

The Right Seasonings Make all the Difference

We go all out at Palm Valley Fish Camp and flavor our seafood platter with lemon parsley butter. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than that. The more traditional route includes freshly squeezed lemons, salt and cajun seasoning.

Once you try the broiled seafood platter at the Fish Camps, you’ll understand why butter is better. It’s the perfect complement to the mild flavors of cod, shrimp and scallops.

Round Out Your Meal with the Right Drinks

Whatever your poison, broiled seafood pairs perfectly with an alcoholic beverage. If you opt for wine, we recommend something light and sparkling. If beer is more your thing, try a quality IPA from one of Jacksonville’s breweries.

Stop by Palm Valley Fish Camp soon to taste our broiled seafood platter while it’s still summer. You can certainly order it year-round, but there’s just something special about enjoying this dish on a hot summer night. Make your reservation today!

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