Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fruit of the Sea

"Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it."
- Bubba in Forrest Gump

We made shrimp scampi for dinner tonight. The particular recipe we make is out of this world. It includes one stick of butter, white wine, olive oil, Italian bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, angel hair pasta, red pepper and Tabasco. Of course, it also includes shrimp.

One cool thing about living where we do is that we are close to a good source of shrimp. Right now we actually have 20 pounds of shrimp frozen in our freezer. Yes, 20 lbs. It cost $50 or $2.50 a pound. That beats any grocery store price I have ever seen and it came right off the shrimp boat (via a friend of ours) in Delcambre, Louisiana.

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