Executive Chef Matt Boland, has recently refreshed Gilligan’s Seafood Shack lunch menu with a number of new items, at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.
True to the restaurant’s name, the menu highlights a number of lobster and crab presentations as well as various just-caught fish preparations, which pair well with the extraordinary beach location of the terrace restaurant.
Among new items added to the already extensive lunch menu: Flash Fried Crispy Bay Scallops, Local Pica De Papaya Tartar sauce; Lobster and Crab Skillet Nachos with Mango fruit salsa, Portabella Mushroom Melt with Grilled Cheese on Brioche Bread with Pesto Mayo.
The popular beach side terrace restaurant also serves other attractive lunch combos including Lobster, Shrimp & Corn Fritters with a citrus chili sauce, the Millionaire’s Lobster Roll, with lobster and crab salad, celery, tarragon herb mayo, Dijon mustard, and a squirt of lemon on a buttery toasted bun; Crab Cake Burger BLT, with an old bay lump crab cake, bacon, lettuce, tomato, crispy onions, coleslaw, and a lemon herb tartar sauce with French fries.
Other notable dishes on the menu are named after the characters of a legendary sitcom from the 60s, the year the resort was originally constructed, Gilligan’s Island. It is a story about seven tourists accidentally stranded on an island, and their failed escapes from it.
Shrimp lovers will delight in the Coconut Shrimp with mango sauce, and those watching their calorie intake will enjoy the seared Ahi Tuna Salad with sweet chili orange vinaigrette on a bed of greens and the Grilled Salmon Salad, with a mango salsa.
Fish Taco? Of course, filled with crispy grouper and chipotle cream.
The restaurant wait staff reveals that Freddy’s Crispy Fish Fry with lemon dill tartar is the most popular lunch item, competing with the grouper sandwich, with a lemon dill sauce. The menu’s Land Side is filled with wonders: Castaways Chicken Sate, escorted by coconut peanut sauce and shrimp crackers, jaw breaking burgers — USDA half pounders, quesadillas, wraps, chicken wings, chicken sandwiches, pita pockets, and salads, all served with chef Matt’s signature throw-caution-to-the-wind-let’s-just-make-it-as-delicious-as-possible attitude.
Great carefree, casual ambiance, to match the serious food!