Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Shrimp, Shrimp and more Shrimps!

Saturday evening some dude knocked on our door selling shrimp! He said he caught them earlier in the day out in the Gulf of Mexico and was trying to sell what he had left. He had several coolers full and was selling them for $3.00 a pound. They seemed fresh and pretty big and he tried to sell me a whole cooler full for $100, but I felt like that was too much shrimp and didn't want to deal with getting them cleaned and ready to be frozen. MISTAKE! I bought 20 pounds and should have bought the cooler full! They were nice shrimp and since we just bought a new freezer and a Foodsaver it sure would have been nice to have a freezer full of shrimp. Oh well, next time. So, Traci made a pesto sauce out of all the basil we had growing and we skewered them and put them on the Egg. Wow these were good!


(I need a shrimp platter to go with my cow platter!)



Having grilled shrimp and salads for lunch this week!

7 comments:

Nirmala said...

Love shrimp. Just had some for lunch, in fact. Like you, I adore To Kill a Mockingbird. Read the book every year.

Janet said...

Wow no one has EVER knocked on my door selling shrimp... of course if they did, I'd be pretty leary, since I live in Ottawa....

Those look great!

this little mainyacha said...

those look tastey!!

Basting Away said...

Janet, Yes I would probably be very worried if someone did knock on your door!! The funny thing is, I've been in this house 7 years and this summer is the first time anyone has come around selling shrimp. This was about the 5th time this summer and one dude came up selling frozen food. Strange! Not complaining but strange. Maybe Kartrina had something to do with it?

Steve

Meghan said...

love pesto with shrimp!

Rasa Malaysia said...

I am a shrimpoholic and I can eat them every day...grilled shrimp is absolutely divine. :)

Brian said...

Those shrimp look delicious. I am envious.