• Curtis Stone and (Chef) Michael Schultz preparing Turtle Kraal's chicken arepas in Key West, Florida as seen on SBS Food Network's Beach Eats USA, Season 1. (SBS Food Network)Source: SBS Food Network
Join Curtis on his quest to find the tastiest tidbits on the tides... and don’t forget to bring your thongs!
Alex Torres

15 Jan 2016 - 12:23 PM  UPDATED 20 Jan 2016 - 2:13 PM

Curtis Stone knows a thing or two about good food. And to celebrate the premiere of Beach Eats USA, we’ve included the top five most indulgent meals he encounters…


Oysters Paramour

We all know what they say about oysters... they’re great for shucking. This indulgent dish includes six oysters topped with blue crab meat and “Paramour Sauce”. If you want to know what the secret of the sauce is, be sure to tune in because each bite sends Curtis into spasms of uncontrollable blushing and eyelash fluttering with the chef.


Pan Seared Scallops with Black Rice

What’s better than a fresh scallop seared in butter? One that’s wrapped in bacon of course! This dish has the word “forbidden” written all over it. Actually it’s just the rice (it’s called “Chinese Forbidden Rice”). Coconut milk and curry power give the rice its name, and with good reason. It should be “forbidden” for any lover of good food to miss this episode.


Sweet Heat Mahi Mahi

Much like lost love, this tropical dish incorporates a sweet and spicy component served tropical style. A spicy grilled Mahi Mahi fillet is the centrepiece, on a bed of rice, sofrito-cooked black beans, and topped with a sweet pineapple salad. It’s enough to make Curtis threaten to stand his ground with a chopping knife to keep others away from his dish (yes, this actually happens).


Caribbean Jerk Chicken

If you’ve never tried Jerk Chicken, you are truly missing out on one of life’s pleasures and should be booking your first trip to Jamaica at this very moment. This spicy Caribbean dish is not only infused with all sorts of exotic spices, it also contains rum, which should be a food group in itself. As Curtis can attest, we are talking a truly unforgettable bite that bites back. 


Grilled Mahi Chesapeake Style

Grab your stretchy pants because this dish is a rich and indulgent tower of tantalizing tastes. Grilled Mahi Mahi topped with blue lump crabmeat, topped with shaved Virginia ham, topped with fresh buttery Béarnaise sauce. Eating this dish should be followed by a mandatory nap on a beach hammock because nothing but sweet dreams will follow.


Watch the series premiere of Beach Eats USA with Curtis Stone on Sunday, 17 January at 6.30pm (AEDT) on Food Network.

After they air, watch episodes OnDemand here.