The seafood menu in a Caribbean island like the Dominican Republic is extensive, this list starts with the classic selection found in most menus worldwide, and will be updated with new dishes every week. One of our favorite dishes is the Seafood Paella from Valencia, Spain. It truly captures the essence of the ocean by combining its best culinary resources into a fantastic gourmet experience.
Calamari ( Squid ) is eaten in many cuisines around the world; recipes vary in every region, though fried calamari is the top choice. It is considered a hors d`oeuvres ( starter ) to many main dishes.
Grouper ( sea bass ) can be cooked in various ways, considered one of the best fish for main courses. It has a distinctive flavor, sometimes considered a cross between Bass and Halibut. Try grilled grouper with lemon and herbs, over pasta, with oranges and olives, sided with vegetables. Your private chef can present a selection of options.
Lobster is perhaps the quintessential shellfish to try in an island, and rightly so because of its taste and excellent pairing with many great wines. Try it thermidor, broiled, crab-stuffed, on risotto, Bisque, steamed, and in as many ways your chef will propose.
Mahi Mahi is one of the most delicious fish to enjoy when visiting the Caribbean, and the many ways there are to cook it allow chefs the freedom of creating their own signature dishes with varying sauces and side dishes. Oven roasted, grilled, pan seared, blackened, ginger glazed, garlicky and many other styles make it a top seafood choice.
Octopus is mostly cooked braised, pan seared, or grilled, and can be served in a myriad of ways and with various side dishes such as potatoes, vegetables, rice, salads and many more depending on the region. Popular for centuries in the Mediterranean, the list of recipes in endless.
One of the most delicious fish in the menu, Red Snapper stands apart due to its flavor. Try it roasted, grilled, seared, baked, fried and combined with most side dishes. Roasted whole with vegetables is a number one choice.
Considered among the top of fish choices, Salmon is a favorite of chefs worldwide. It can be cooked smoked, as tartare, as Sushi, barbecued, grilled, pan-seared, the choices are endless. Sauces for salmon are just as varied, and side dishes too. The top ones are Alaskan Salmon and Chilean.
Shrimp can be cooked in hundreds of ways. Barbecued, with pasta, in salads, soups, grilled, stir-fried, and be served with just as many side dishes: vegetables, rice, potatoes, within Lo Mein ( Chinese ), etc; The chef will suggest options, including using shrimp in appétizers such as shrimp cocktails.
Surf and Turf
Surf `n Turf blends the best of land and sea, often prepared with lobster and filet mignon; It can also be shrimp and steak if desired, and topped with cream sauce, sided with vegetables and sliced lemon. A great dish to enjoy a mix of both worlds.
Tuna can be cooked in as many ways as other fish such as Salmon and Mahi Mahi ( grilled, pan-seared, barbecued, casserole, in pasta, patties, salads, blackened, etc; and in just that many types of sauces.