BEST SMOKED FISH - 2005
Captain Jim's Seafood
305-892-2812 Captain Jim's will leave your stomach and your wallet full. And what Jim's lacks in location (a homely strip of shops in North Miami) and décor (fish nets, rudders, shells, and other nautical accessories) it makes up for with the menu. Manager Ryan Harper says that he couldn't very well give away the secret recipe to their amazing smoked fish, or any of their award-winning seafood recipes for that matter, but he did offer a tease: "We put about 27 herbs and spices into a brine -- brown sugar, honey, A-1, parsley, to name a few -- and then slow-smoke the fish for eight to twelve hours." Grab a filet -- whatever the special of the day happens to be -- to take home from their fish market (the place used to be only a seafood wholesaler), or take a seat in the restaurant and put your package of plastic utensils to good use.