The mix of salty and savory is a delightful combination, as is when you combine something salty with something sweet. Even though you might doubt it, seafood and desserts do complement each other well. Here are some suggestions for how to finish up your meal in style.
Key Lime Pie
Lemons are often used to accompany several different kinds of seafood, whether it is fish, shrimp, or shellfish. You might also see it used to add another dimension of flavor to lobsters. The reason for this is that citrus makes for an outstanding companion for almost any type of seafood. So it stands to reason that you could try experimenting with lime instead of lemon. Key lime pie makes for an elegant dessert to light up your taste buds on a hot summer day. You can also give lemon meringue pie a try if you don’t care for plain lemons – you can also use the lemons to make lemonade to add some flavor to your cup of ice water. Lemon bars and orange sorbet are also refreshing choices that you might not have considered before.
Richness and saltiness balance each other out and also create a complex flavor profile. Maryland’s favorite seasoning mix also stands out, but that also means you can give Costas Inn’s house blend of spices if you want something new on your palate. Find a chocolate mousse that is light, sweet, and rich all at the same time. A salted caramel sauce adds another boost of flavor, especially if you enjoy caramel in any of its forms. Sometimes, staying simple is the key to enjoying the last of your meal without filling up too much – chocolate-flavored ice cream and sorbet are other options, also.
Fruit tarts can be part of a delicious breakfast or brunch. Turnovers, danishes, and pastries can also be served as desserts, too. Try eating a fruit tart or two after you’ve finished your oysters, clams, shrimp, or even crawfish boil. Heap on some whipped cream or glazed sugar to help make everything sweeter, whether or not you like to pair it with a broiled lobster tail that you had as part of a surf and turf dish.
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!