Shrimp

Lazy Shrimp and Grits

Quick is the game these days. If you’re not quick you get left behind, mentally and physically. This is the case in business––and it’s also the case in every restaurant kitchen I’ve ever worked in or observed. Slow movements burn the souffle. Slow cooks get their asses handed to them. There is indescribable reward in […]

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The Secret to Perfection: Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

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It’s an incredible thing: to write and to be read. All writers must anticipate that 1) no one will read what they’ve written and 2) that anyone and their mother could read it. This curious combination makes for strange contemplations when beginning a blog post that could reach as near as the front porch and […]

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Warm Shrimp Salad and a Dash of Modesty

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Modesty is a very attractive quality in people and I encourage it. If you find yourself hoping to be humbled, why don’t you dunk your grimy hands into a 20-pound bucket of potatoes and peel them? It’ll center you, I think, and it’ll teach you 1.) you are not above hand cramping and 2.) at […]

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Coconut Curry Shrimp and the Stuff that Dreams are Made of

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This weekend I fell in love. And of all things to become head over heels for, I fell in love with something that I already really, really had a crush on. I’ve always savored shrimp dunked in a pool of spicy cocktail sauce or wrapped in bacon or fresh, squeezed with lime juice. I’ve known […]

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