Fish and seafood are often seen as a lighter option for meals. While they can be very tasty, many big eaters avoid seafood restaurants as they are worried that they won't be able to fill up on a seafood-based meal. Here are some hearty options for big eaters to look for at a seafood restaurant.
Chowders and creamy soups
There is a range of creamy fish and seafood based soups and stews at most seafood restaurants including clam chowder and lobster bisque. These can be a great option for an entree. These dishes were originally made as hearty dishes for fisherman to eat before they headed out for a busy fishing shift and are a warm and filling option, especially when accompanied with crusty, buttered bread rolls.
Many Asian cuisines have rich fish curries with a tasty thick sauce. The curries are made with fish and vegetables and are often slow cooked to get the maximum flavour. Some very filling options include Thai-style fish curry, which is thickened with coconut cream, and Malabar matthi, which is an Indian curry with fish and root vegetables. These are usually served with rice or fresh flat bread and can be a great meal for people who prefer spicier options.
The lighter style of fish, known as white fish, is often served lightly grilled or fried in thin fillets. Some heavier cold climate fishes such as salmon, tuna and swordfish are served in grilled steaks and have a much more filling and dense texture. These fish also tend to be a little higher in fat which makes them more filling, including the healthy omega-3 fats that are great for brain and heart health. These can be a great option for people who like to eat steaks.
Off the main menu
Most seafood restaurants have some non-seafood options on the menu or options with red meat, including 'surf and turf'. If you don't think that the fish dishes will be enough to keep you full, there are usually some other options — be sure to ask the waiters if you can't find them on the main menu as they may have a supplementary menu for people who ask to try some other options.
If you would like to share a meal with your loved ones at a seafood restaurant but are worried it won't be filling enough, you shouldn't stress. There will be a range of menu options to suit any level of appetite at a seafood restaurant. For more information, contact local professionals like Maisie's Seafood & Steakhouse.