What a great meal and a great night at Old Salty’s Restaurant. If you haven’t been you need to take the trip. A day trip would be great if you haven’t been there. Located in Fishing Creek, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay, the view is nothing less than spectacular.
We went to dinner with our friends the Fleming’s and their daughter last night. I had one of the best meals I have had in a long time. We all had an appetizer of Honga River oysters, raw, on the half shell. Salty, sweet, fat, and plenty of taste. You don’t get any fresher than that. I got the crab cake with kale, and beets, best crab cake I have had in a long time. It was nothing but chunks of fresh crab meat, no filler there. Our friends had the stuffed flounder. It was a beautiful piece of moist white meat with a mound of crab imperial under it that rivals any stuffed flounder I have ever seen. Joe got the shrimp and scallop combo and a side of collard greens and the baked pineapple. After dinner we all looked at each other and said “we need to come back here more often”. Everything is homemade and fresh and pleasing on the palate. By the way, if you like stewed tomatoes do not miss ordering them here. Made in true Eastern Shore fashion, sweet enough to eat for dessert. I had a nostalgic moment when I tasted the yeast roll, which reminded me of my Grandmom, Minnie Bloodsworth.
Our waitress, Mary, was fantastic as well as entertaining. She made sure everything was just the way we wanted it. My friend Rhonda, asked her; “have you ever seen any ghosts?” With a little gleam in her eye she said “I sure have.” We were told about the lady that is seen from time to time in the far back booth. Apparently she comes in and sits down, when the staff go to get her a menu and come back she is no longer there. There are also two women that have been seen by people passing by. They come into the restaurant looking for the two women that wave to them only to find out, they were never there. The owner, Jay, came out with a historical book and showed us a picture of two women. He said when he showed the customers the picture they pointed to them, saying “that’s them”. The picture was taken many years ago when the school was in use, so the two school girls in the picture passed away many years ag0. Have cold chills yet? There was a tale of butter flying across the room and of a water pitcher being poured in mid air. All in all, we really got our moneys worth!
Mary could tell I was beside myself over the baked pineapple. Out she comes with the recipe and an explanation of exactly how it is made. I am going to share it with you but honestly, you just need to go there and try it for yourself. Ask for Mary and make sure you meet Jay. You will also say, “we need to come here more often.”
BAKED PINEAPPLE FROM OLD SALTY'S
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 can of crushed pineapple with the juice
- 2 slices of bread, cubed in large chunks
- 1/4-1/2 C melted butter
- Butter an 8×8 baking dish
- Mix the eggs, sugar, flour, and pineapple together and put in the greased baking dish
- Put the cubed bread on top and pour the melted butter over it
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Served hot or cold it is to die for!
Til next time,