Houston, Here Are 7 Seafood Sandwiches to Help You Survive Lent
One Friday down, seven more to go. This past week, the 40 days of Lent began. For many, it's a time of prayer, atonement and -- most important for the purposes of this article -- meat-free Fridays. This can be quite difficult, especially in a city where fantastic burgers, juicy fried chicken and pork-stuffed-everything are tempting you at every turn.
Photo by Troy Fields Lent never tasted so good.
But have no fear, Houston! These seven drool-worthy seafood sandwiches will have even the most meat-centric of us forgetting that this is a time of sacrifice:
1. Lobster Roll
Where to get it: Maine-ly Sandwiches
Maine-ly Sandwiches' owner, Buddy Charity, hails from Biddleford, Maine, so right off the bat you know the shop's lobster rolls are legit. Another reason? Charity has the fresh lobster shipped in straight from Maine every week. Stop by one of two locations for a taste of the buttery-crisp, griddled buns filled with hunks of plump, tender lobster ($9.50 for a big-enough half-sandwich). The lobster is dressed simply in lemon-mayonnaise and salt and pepper, allowing the fresh-out-of-the-sea flavor of the meat to shine.
2. Fried Fish Sandwich
Where to get it: Fountain View Fish Market
For a classic fried fish sandwich that will kick any fast-food version's sorry behind, look no further than Fountain View Fish Market. Choose from hot and crisp shrimp, oyster, codfish or catfish served simply on an old-fashioned hamburger bun with bright tarter sauce, lettuce and onion. The meal is just $4.99 with a choice of side (onion rings, coleslaw or french fries) and a drink.
3. Po-Boy Combo
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Goode Co. Seafood's half-sandwich and gumbo combo is the way to go.
Where to get it: Goode Co. Seafood
Goode Co. Seafood's mesquite-grilled shrimp po-boys trump nearly every other version in town, but that's not to say the crunchy version isn't just as awesome. And adding catfish and oysters to the sandwich only makes things that much better. Stuff your po-boy with two of the three and choose either fried or grilled for $11.95 and $12.95, respectively. Or head to the seafood joint during lunch hours for a half-po-boy and shrimp, crab or seafood gumbo combo that can't be beat ($12.95).
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