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Old 01-16-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Jumbo shrimp wrapped in proscuitto and panfried in olive oil.

Shrimp scampi broiled with bread crumb topping.

Shrimp cocktail with really hot sauce.

Now you have me missing the East Coast!!!
I like the sounds of the shrimp with proscuitto, I might have to try that.

Now I'm hungry.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I know there is suppose to be a difference in red lobster but is there a difference in taste and quality of Shrimp?
Is there a known state that you gotta have their Shrimp?
Is there a state that serves better shrimp say like North Carolina or Louisana?

Is prawn the same thing as shrimp and if so or not what is it like?


What is your favorite way to eat shrimp?

I love to eat shrimp cocktail with a good sauce cocktail sauce (I hate sauces that are weak)
I like fried popcorn shrimp and good big fantail fried shrimp.
Prawns are freshwater and shrimp are saltwater, this is what I have been told. In my own opinion I don't much care for prawns...they seem a bit mushy not as hard. They just don't have as good a taste ..but..that's just me!! Now shrimp I love, especially those from the Gulf!! My husband cooks them with garlic, cilentro, butter.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Everyone who described their favorite ways to eat shrimp - let me know when dinner's ready, I'll be over in a flash!

Never would have guessed what a collection of gourmets we have on CD
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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All the recipies sound good. When I was in Lousiana they cooked them whole heads and all in the oven with lots of butter and pepper--delicious!
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Last night I made some, cooled them and dipped them in blue cheese salad dressing. I didn't have any of the normal cocktail sauce I use.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Last night I made some, cooled them and dipped them in blue cheese salad dressing. I didn't have any of the normal cocktail sauce I use.
Your use of blue cheese dressing sounds good!

I make my cocktail sauce---I always have horseradish and ketchup, after that it can have worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, celery, onion or garlic salt, hot sauce and or pepper and sometimes just a little anchovy. Every thing is optional except the ketchup and horseradish.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Your use of blue cheese dressing sounds good!

I make my cocktail sauce---I always have horseradish and ketchup, after that it can have worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, celery, onion or garlic salt, hot sauce and or pepper and sometimes just a little anchovy. Every thing is optional except the ketchup and horseradish.
Most things taste good with Blue Cheese. I have it in the house for spicey foods and actually thought about adding a dash or two of tabasco to the shrimp but I didn't. I will have to try that next time. Think about it, cook them up in a little salt, butter and tabasco sauce and dip them in Blue Cheese salad dressing. If you want a really wonderful brand, its called Lighthouse and found in the refrigerator section next to the salad fixins.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Most things taste good with Blue Cheese. I have it in the house for spicey foods and actually thought about adding a dash or two of tabasco to the shrimp but I didn't. I will have to try that next time. Think about it, cook them up in a little salt, butter and tabasco sauce and dip them in Blue Cheese salad dressing. If you want a really wonderful brand, its called Lighthouse and found in the refrigerator section next to the salad fixins.
I am very familiar with Lighthouse Blue Cheese salad dressing! Yum Yum
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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I love all good shrimp...but definately been very big into Coconut Shrimp this past year...a lot of nice places to eat seemed to be promoting that big in 2007.

I like jumbo shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, rock shrimp cooked popcorn style,
prosciutto wrapped shrimp...really anything...

But I don't like Red Lobster's food at all. It's not that it's "bad" and it's not like you will get sick, but the quality just isn't there if you're used to it. I am the daughter of a seafood sales and restaurant owner...so I have been around seafood my whole life and am very spoiled by high quality. People always come to me and my family to ask where is a yay or nay place to order seafood.

Prawns are TECHNICALLY not a shrimp...they look and taste like a shrimp...but in reality is a slightly different creature. In many places people refer to large shrimp as prawns. (They basically are the same thing as a shrimp, but when you get down to science they have different internal structure or something)

Then of shrimp there are a couple of different types rock, pink, brown and there are a few more. The rock are a lot smaller...but with some of the others it's hard to know what kind you're eating unless you ask the chef or you are a seafood addict, b/c they all turn pinkish when cooked anyway. Depending where you live, you are more likely to get certain ones at a fresh seafood place b/c different oceans and coast harbor different kinds.

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