LOCATION: South Padre Island, then back to Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Very nice. High 68.
We got up early in order to catch our 8:00 bay fishing trip. It was a little cool, so we were all bundled up.
Besides us, there was only one other group of 4 and a really nice crew.
We didn’t have much luck fishing. For four hours, we caught 3 small whiting plus some “garbage” catfish that we threw back. Here is Pat with her catch
The crew said that they had a group of only 6 yesterday who caught 100 fish!
At the end of the trip, they filleted the tiny fish we caught – we won’t starve tonight!
We returned to the dock at noon, then drove to one of our favorite beach cafes for lunch. We shared a shrimp quesadilla which was really tasty
South Padre Island is about 1.5 hours from home. We got back and introduced Pat to our community and house. Then, off again – to our favorite bistro, Loretto’s, for Wine Wednesday (half-priced bottles).
We shared an order of yummy crab cakes as an appetizer
Back home, I made dinner with our whiting catch….
DINNER: Whiting in creamy pasta with artichoke hearts and smoked salmon
Whiting (or any other mild fish filet)
Green Onions diced
Lemon or lime juice
Super easy – I sauteed the vegetables and added a little lime juice. Meanwhile, I cooked the pasta. Drain the pasta, and add it to the vegetables along with some cream cheese – just enough to make a very light cheese sauce. Right before serving, saute VERY briefly the whiting adding some panko. Serve in layers – the pasta, vegetables, fish, smoked salmon slivers, and diced green onions.