Mitchell’s Fish Market
What I ate
Simply grilled Cod with vegetable of the day and fingerling potatoes
Glass of Bear Boat Pinot Noir
On a warm summer evening, we decided to set out on foot (and stroller) into town to try Mitchell’s Fish Market. Mitchell’s is a chain that I was not familiar with before moving to Michigan. During our time living in Boston, Legal Sea Foods was a staple and I rarely strayed from simply grilled fish with veggies and brown rice. Mitchell’s menu offered an equally fresh and simple seafood dish and I was immediately hooked.
The market salad topped with carrots, tomato, dates and pine nuts was unique, fresh and delicious. I requested my dressing on the side and enjoyed a small amount of the poppy vinaigrette. I am more familiar with east coast cod, which I always enjoy but was equally delighted with the rich, meaty Alaskan Cod. This was served with fingerling potatoes and the vegetables of the day: broccoli, peppers, snap peas, and carrots sautéed in olive oil. I would have preferred a whole grain starch, but the menu did not offer this option. I did enjoy half of the roasted fingerling potatoes. I sipped on my glass of Pinot throughout the meal.
My little dining companion helped with the fish and potatoes (he ate his own pureed veggies not for lack of desire but lack of proper masticating tools) and the helping of fish was so generous that my husband actually finished off the last few bites. Though I would always appreciate more variety, specifically whole grain side dishes, Mitchell’s is simple, healthy and good; a win in my book.