Grayton Seafood Co. adopts a rotating menu
May 18th, 2017
By Michelle Farnham
With summer comes a change in the weather, and at Grayton Seafood Co., it means a change in the menu, too.
Owner Kenny Griner is switching up some of his eatery’s permanent offerings in favor of a rotating menu for the season. Chef Andy Brown rolled out a series of dishes featuring fresh ingredients and – as the restaurant’s name would imply – plenty of seafood.
Off the starters menu, plates of fried calamari strips with homemade marinara and fried pickles made the rounds. Both offered a light and crispy batter that overpowered neither the squid nor the produce.
The entrée-sized Spinach & Salmon Salad included a generous portion of fish accompanied by tomato wedges, strawberries, crumbled bleu cheese, red onion and walnuts.
For the pasta-lover, the Blackened Chicken Penne comes with mushrooms and broccoli, tossed with a homemade Alfredo sauce and topped with microgreens.
Red meat-eaters have choices at Grayton Seafood Co., too. The Blackened Tournedos with Crab Meat Cream Sauce comes with roasted potatoes, and topped with crispy fried onions for a little crunch. The tournedo is a small piece of beef cut from the end portion of the beef tenderloin, and Brown’s version is incredibly tender.
The diner who may be leery of fish would be wise to try the Conecuh Sausage-Crusted Snapper. That’s right, Brown actually coats the mild white fish in sausage! This culinary marvel is served atop chicken and sausage jambalaya with Creole butter and asparagus.
“This special is one of the most popular things we do these days,” Griner said of the snapper.
The Blackened Catfish Sandwich comes well-dressed, with shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles. It is one of several sandwiches available, served fried, grilled, or blackened – you choose.
Opened in November of 2015, Grayton Seafood Co. is located at 50 Uptown Circle in Grayton Beach. Service runs Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The casual, family-friendly restaurant also offers a Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Photos by Michelle Farnham