Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Well, all work and no play makes Larry a grumpy realtor. Managed to slip out offshore yesterday with a friend and chase the springtime cobia. This was our only fish but he was a bruiser. Cobia show up here every spring as they migrate northward. We zigzag around just off the beach looking for fish swimming on the surface or following manta rays. This was one of only 3 fish that we saw yesterday but luckily, he was hungry. The run will continue for a few weeks and then the nearshore action will slow down as the fish become scattered and congregate on offshore wrecks. Just another great benefit of living in Cocoa Beach.
Here is our dinner last night, grilled cobia steak and tiradito. I make the tiradito by slicing fresh, raw cobia or tripletail and arrange the slices on a serving dish. I then sprinkle with coarse sea salt, squeeze a lemon over all and top each slice with a cilantro leaf and a dot of hot sauce. Exquisite.
I'll return to our regularly scheduled real estate talk next time. In the meantime, get outside and enjoy this great spring weather.