In case you haven't noticed, I like to eat a variety of foods. I get bored quickly if I eat the same stuff over and over-so tonight when my hubby was taking me out on a date and he suggested RJ Gator's in Hurst, I was excited and ready to go! RJ Gator's specializes in food from Florida, and has both alligator and mahi mahi on the menu several times. I have eaten alligator on a handful of occasions, and it is really good-it tastes similar to chicken-not "fishy" at all.
What I couldn't recall having tried was mahi mahi, which is a dolphin fish-not to be confused with a dolphin. I have had a few opportunities to try mahi mahi in the past, but I declined because I thought it was actual dolphin-for some reason it just didn't seem right to eat that.
So tonight I ordered the grilled mahi mahi, and my hubby ordered alligator prepared with Jamaican jerk. We both ordered our food "Havana Banana" style-which means it is served with "Floribbean rice", black beans, and fried sweet plantains. Here is a picture of our plates-my mahi mahi in the front, and his alligator in the back.
And a close-up of just the mahi mahi. My fish was amazing! It was prepared perfectly-and I'll definitely order it again someday. There was just so much food, though-I could only eat about half of it.
While we were eating I even commented to my hubby that I love fish so much, I wondered why I don't eat more of it. The problem is-if you go somewhere where they don't know how to prepare fish-it can taste kind of, well, fishy. Red Lobster is a another place where the fish is really good. But restaurants that don't specialize in seafood tend to turn me off to fish. I had a fun night with my hubby, and I am glad I got the opportunity to try something new.