Peek into our Life: Fishing & Sunday Dinners

I really haven’t written too much about what we actually do while living on Ambergris Caye and I thought I’d fill you in. So expect a series on our normal, everyday life in the next few weeks. I’m writing under the assumption that you want to actually read about what it’s like to live here and not just my precarious thoughts on traveling, simplicity and finding fulfillment in the little things in life. It may be a rambling post, but Life is one big ramble…so go with it.

Since today is Sunday, I’ll start off with how we spend every Sunday. Normally, we relax by the pool and then go over to another family’s home to enjoy a Sunday dinner. We have been so fortunate to meet the Schmidts when they moved to Ambergris Caye with their 3 boys nearly two months ago. They have started a tradition of hosting Sunday night dinners for their friends, and, luckily, we are their friends.

Last Sunday, we had an extra special treat for dinner. Mr. King and Josh went fishing on Saturday and caught some beautiful Tuna and Wahoo.

Mr. Josh with a Wahoo

Mr. Josh with a Wahoo

Lovely tuna...you look delicious!

Lovely tuna...you look delicious!

Fish this fresh needs to be eaten and Mr. King decides that right now, on the dock, is the place to eat it. A slice of tuna is cut, a little jar of soy sauce is found and Mr. King has the freshest sashimi tuna he’s ever had, right on the dock. I had a little taste and it was melt-in-your-mouth creamy smooth. Wow-za!

Mr. King on the dock - eating a just sliced off the fish tuna sashimi.

Mr. King on the dock - eating a just sliced off the fish tuna sashimi.

This is such a treat! Despite great fishing, Ambergris Caye doesn’t have a dedicated sushi restaurant. The fish are cleaned, fileted and packed into ziploc bags, ready to be prepared tomorrow for Sunday dinner.

But before we leave the dock, I get a phone call telling me that my diving certification class is starting tomorrow and that I should have already watched the video and studied the book because I’ll be diving in open water tomorrow. Am I ready? Yes!  Did I do any of the above stuff: No! But I’m going anyway!

Sunday, Mr. King takes the kids to the Schmidt’s house to smoke the tuna and wahoo while I head over to the dive shop for a full day of diving.

I get home after completing my first-ever 2 dives, shower the salt water off and head out to our weekly Sunday dinner. We don’t have a vehicle or golf cart, but we did purchase some nice beach cruisers when we moved here and now this is the way we roll around the island, by bike everywhere.

Me & Miss I: heading out on the bike for Sunday dinner

Me & Miss I: heading out on the bike for Sunday dinner

It’s only a 5 minutes bike ride over the bridge and as soon as we get there Mr. King is on drink duty. We’ve brought along the ingredients to make some refreshing mojitos. While Keith is muddling the sugar, lime and heaps of mint together, I am trying to convince Rachel that diving is safe. Perhaps a mojito will calm her nerves and help her see my point of view a little better.

Mr. King makes the Best Mojito on Ambergris Caye

Mr. King makes the Best Mojito on Ambergris Caye

Our drinks are ready and the appetizers are put on the table and we feast. I can’t get enough. The fish is so delicious, creamy and succulent. Since you can’t taste it through the internet, let me show you.

Beware, the following is going to be fresh fish photo porn.This is what we feasted on as appetizers:

Tuna Sushi...mmmm.

Tuna Sushi...mmmm.

Seared tuna with seasame seed.

Seared tuna with seasame seed.

Smoked Tuna dip. OMG...super-duper heavenly!

Smoked Tuna dip. OMG...super-duper heavenly!

And then the main course was ready to throw on the grill. Fresh Wahoo steaks, simply seasoned, with fish this fresh you don’t need much to make it delicious.

Fresh caught Wahoo, getting ready to be grilled.

Fresh caught Wahoo, getting ready to be grilled.

A few delicious side dishes and we had ourselves a delicious Sunday dinner. I’m hungry again, just looking at it.

We eat, laugh, poke fun of Matt and then settle down and listen to Barrett, the oldest, sing beautiful songs.

Soulful music played by Barret, such a young talent.

Soulful music played by Barret, such a young talent.

A cosmopolitan group of friends from all over the world.

A cosmopolitan group of friends from all over the world.

After saying good night to everyone, we head outside to look at the sleeping moon and the billions of stars and planets. We stand below the moon grateful in our hearts and bellies that we live in a place that can nourish our soul, spirit and bodies.

Thank you Josh and Rachel for starting this most looked forward to tradition for us!

And that is our Sunday on Ambergris Caye.

What about your Sunday?

More pictures from our Sunday Dinners

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3 Responses to “Peek into our Life: Fishing & Sunday Dinners”

  1. Rachel April 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Matt was over and says, she didn’t mention Grover did she. LOL Pictures turned out great! I want copies, please. Have fun on your trip!

  2. Jennifer Pearce April 6, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Oh Sabina, that fish looks delicious!! I love that photo of you and Miss I getting ready to take off on your beach cruiser. 🙂 Looks like such a little peace of heaven.

  3. Rebecca April 8, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    I have been here for 6 years and haven’t had a meal that looks half as good. Fish porn is right. Love this post. So different from my ramen dinners…

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