Check out this week’s Fort Myers Farmer’s Market Find, Smoked Fish Dip. Fish dip is a Florida signature. I have friends who visit from out west and one of things they HAVE to have every time, is smoked fish dip. It’s a state staple and a specialty of Chanda Jamieson. Almost every Wednesday, you’ll find her under at tent at the Lakes Park Famer’s Market in Fort Myers. The seasonal market is usually closed by this time of year. However, since Hurricane Ian delayed its opening, organizers are extending the market into the beginning of summer. Regulars are thrilled! Now, back to Chanda, and The Fisherman’s Daughter.
She really is a fisherman’s daughter. Her brother is a commercial fisherman as well. In fact fishing has been the family business for four generations. Not only does she have access to some of the freshest local seafood, she uses family recipes to create amazing food. The recipes are all handed down for this Fort Myers farmer’s market find. They include smoked fish dip and more, all made by Chanda. Just look at all the savory goodies she makes.
The photo at the top of the page is the smoked mullet dip. It’s her signature. I tried some for the first time yesterday. It’s creamy, with just the right amount of smoke and not too fishy at all. I love this dip with a few slices of jalapenos and simple crackers. It’s awesome for a snack or to take to a party. In the past, I’ve had the Key West Shrimp Salad and the Blue Crab Dip, both of which are fantastic. I hear the soups are good too. Perhaps next week. For now look for and enjoy this Fabulous Find.