Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sweet Mama's Delicious Southen Breakfasts, Lunch, and Savory Caribbean Dinners

Sweet Mama’s Island Café has moved to the former site of Mr. Mom’s, a Naples breakfast and lunch icon for 50 years on the East Trail. Sweet Mama, Sheraz Khan, has kept the tried and true Mr. Mom’s breakfast and lunch menu intact, continuing to offer large breakfasts and full glasses of truly fresh squeezed Florida orange juice. The new spot is larger than her original location by NCH on the North Trail. Décor is warm and whimsical, with Island paintings and memorabilia.  Here are some of the best Southern-style breakfast deals in town!
Try the fresh fruit plate’s seasonal fruits, homemade raspberry poppy seed yogurt and a crisply toasted English muffin ($7).

 The Belgian waffle ($7) with strawberries and freshly whipped cream is a crowd pleaser.

Quiche would please a Frenchman!
Bigger appetites may go for the $10 grilled sirloin steak with two eggs any style, crisp home fries and toast!
The Club Sandwich is filling, and hits the spot at lunch.
Chef Sheraz Khan is a European-trained chef and nutritionist, who has spent much time learning Italian cuisine while in Italy. She will prepare her curries, Jamaican jerk chicken, and other Caribbean island cuisine gluten free upon request. She uses fresh organic ingredients when seasonally available. The orange juice is Florida’s best, fresh squeezed. When it’s not too busy, she will come out and chat with you as well as with the regular customers. She’s a blast, with a great sense of humor!
Sister Shereen, Brother Paul, Chef Sheraz
What’s special are her authentic Caribbean delights, served mainly at dinnertime. Some may be prepared on request at lunch. I flip over her braised oxtails with rice-a generous portion of meaty rich tasting tender morsels with a wonderful mildly spiced sauce.
I’ve had oxtail across the Caribbean, and her version is a must-have. It sells out fast, so get your order in early!

Dinner is amazing savor her homemade mac & cheese, the famous corn casserole, jambalaya, and fresh seafood dishes like the lemon-pepper shrimp, or tender red snapper escovich with red beans and rice. Yum! It's awesome food at a great price without the stuffiness or pretense of some local restaurants. Many tourists flock to familiar chains-why leave home to visit another of the same chain? Try something different that’s wonderfully memorable. For delicious flavorful food at a great price, take it from the locals, and eat here!

Menu excepts below…

*Alligator Bites-- Bite-sized pieces of alligator meat fried and served with a zesty sauce
(I love these, crisp on the outside, tender inside, served with a remoulade sauce.)

*Chicken Fingers-- Real lightly breaded chicken fillets served with ranch dressing
*Onion Rings-- Onions fried golden brown until juicy and crispy
*Coconut Shrimp-- Jumbo shrimp, coconut coated, served with a pineapple mango relish
*Mozzarella Sticks-- Succulent cheese sticks served with rich marinara sauce

~Dinner Entrées are below. Each Dinner entrée is served with a side salad and a choice of steamed rice or rice & peas.*

*Fettuccine Alexandria - Grilled breast of chicken, sautéed in a rich cream sauce
*Blackened Tilapia - Served with spaghetti and sautéed vegetables
*Seafood Jambalaya - Clams, shrimp, cuttlefish, scallops, and spicy sausage in a rich tomato broth served with pasta
*Curry Chicken - Chicken braised in our special blend of curry and spices
*Creole Shrimp - Black tiger shrimp sautéed with bell peppers and fresh tomatoes, served with rice and black beans
*Jerk Chicken - Bone-in chicken cooked in a spicy jerk sauce served with red beans and rice
Ample Jerk Chicken with Red Beans and Rice
*Garlic Pork Chop - 8 oz. pork chop pan fried and laced with garlic
*Shrimp Etouffee - Jumbo shrimp, green peppers, onions, and celery finished in a savory cream sauce
*Red Snapper Escoveitched - A Jamaican tradition of pan fried fish with a pickled sauce
*Spiced Duck - A succulent duck breast cooked to your liking with Chinese five-spice seasoning and a tamarind sauce, served with sweet potato fries
*Jerk Shrimp - Grilled shrimp cooked in a spicy jerk sauce served with sweet potato fries, sour cream, and mango salsa
*Creole Fish Stew - Fish with bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes simmered in a tangy tamarind sauce
*Jerk Lamb - Lamb chops seasoned with a jerk marinade and glazed with a sweet guava sauce
*Jerk Chicken Pasta - Slices of chicken marinated in a jerk sauce and finished with a rich cream sauce
*Sheraz's Secret Soylent Green Casserole- Mysterious green squares mixed with your choice of garden vegetables

*Garden Salad-- Crispy greens, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers served with your choice of the following dressings: ranch, honey mustard, bleu cheese, Greek feta, Italian, and balsamic vinegar
*Caesar Salad-- Romaine lettuce, and garlic croutons tossed in a creamy dressing; may include grilled chicken
*Tropical Salad-- Spring greens, fresh pineapple, fresh mango, and cranraisins

~For the Little Children~
*Grilled Cheese Sandwich
*Fish and Chips
*Chicken Fingers and Fries
*Macaroni and Cheese
*Mini Corn Dog with Fries

Desserts vary, I like the warm Chocolate Cake and Key lime pie. Ask what’s available.

Sweet Mamas, 3560 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, 692-9441

Open Monday =Saturday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sun:7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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