Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fruit of the Sea

Last weekend when we were heading back from South Texas we called up our good friends, the McCain's, and asked them what they were doing. You see we pass right by their house on the way home and we were going to stop in just to say hello and then make the other leg of the trip.

When we called them they told us that they were going to be boiling some shrimp and had plenty. Needless to say, our break from driving turned into a wonderful evening filled with laughter and more shrimp that I could shake a stick at.

I think that fresh shrimp boiled in a pot of spices with a few potatoes and corn is maybe my favorite way to eat 'em. I mean there are a bunch of ways to cook a shrimp. You can "barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté 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."

Who knows what movie that is from?

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Oooo, just lookie there! They's-a steam a comin' off that black ole pot. But whatchey got in der?


All those shrimp just sitting there soaking in all the flavor from the spices.

I think that a shrimp (or crawfish) boil cannot exist without Tony's. It is a must.
Add a few potatoes, corn and sausage and you are ready for some good eatin'!
Now if those pictures do not make you a little hungry, you must have just had some.
Enjoy your day!


  1. This made me hungry. I love shrimp. I could founder on shrimp. If that's posisble.

  2. Yummo!!! Are shrimp and crawfish boils not the perfect laid-back parties?
    And when your lips are on fire from all the Tony's... ya better tuck that in boy - ya gonna get it caught on a trip wire. ;)

  3. The quote is from one of the greatest movies of all time...Forrest Gump!!! (Bubba Gump Shrimping Co.) That looked so delicious. You are right "Tony's" is the only way to go

  4. Foundering on shrimp...not a bad way to go! : )