Fresh is Best

We love seafood, and even though we live inland, and are surrounded by mountains and plains, we still get to eat a fair amount.  Only what we get to eat is fresh/frozen, which is still very good, but it is not the same as fresh.  The best seafood is always fresh seafood.   Sometimes we get lucky and have the fresh catch directly brought in from the fishermen themselves, but this doesn’t happen too often, especially in the cities or urban areas.  This lucky catch usually only happens when we are on a diving trip on a small island.  The next best thing though, is being in a coastal region, where the food is coming directly from the ocean and it is just a short distance away to the restaurants or markets.  On our recent visit to the D.C. area, we had a couple of days where we were able to go out and dine on the gifts from the sea.  Our last seafood meal for the trip was on our way to Dulles airport, before coming home.  We went to Ford’s Fish Shack in Leesburg, VA.  The food was delicious and cooked to perfection.

We started the meal by sharing a Caesar salad and mini corn muffins.  For our main meal, my husband ordered the blackened sea scallops and I ordered the Atlantic cod topped with crab and a cream sauce, served over mashed cauliflower and green beans on the side.   I made the meal complete with a crisp, refreshing Proseco which paired very well with my dish.





***Ford’s Fish Shack is located at 19308 Promenade Drive, Leesburg, VA 20176 and can be reached at



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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