Ralph Anderson / Styling Lisa Powell Bailey / Food Styling Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
When you get to the coast, your favorite seafood market will have fresh shrimp and fish fillets to use in these recipes. (One of our favorites, Goatfeathers II in Seagrove Beach, Florida, even sells creamy house-made crab dip, just right for an afternoon snack with crackers.)
So set out your chair and umbrella, slather on the sunscreen, and choose your favorite book. Then settle down for a relaxing weekend.
Pack It Right
Taking food you've prepared at home to the beach is a great idea--as long as you keep it properly chilled on the journey. Food needs to be kept colder than 40° to prevent bacteria from growing. Here are some tips for maintaining the proper temperature.
"Summer Living: Casual at the Beach" is from the July 2006 issue of Southern Living.