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Sweet, Spicy Yum!
Sweet, Spicy Yum!

It seems that everything has to be controversial, now that we’re in the Trump Era. Even our food.

As Consumer Reports, well, reports, there are issues with shrimp whether you go with farm-raised or wild caught. Cutting to the chase, your best bet from both health and ethics standpoints is to go with US wild caught – ideally, certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as responsibly harvested. So, try to do that, because ain’t nobody gonna stop eating shrimp!

And, hey, look! What a surprise – I just happen to have a couple of shrimp recipes to share with you. You didn’t see that coming, I betcha! Let’s get our grub on!

Grilled Shrimp X 2!

Drinkage: You’re grilling. Therefore, beer. DUH!

Difficulty: 1/10. No, really. This is only slightly harder than having a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

Time: 10 minutes prep, 20 – 60 minutes idle, 5 minutes cooking.

1) SWEET & SPICY SHRIMP
WHAT YOU NEED!

Sweet, Spicy Ingredientses!
Sweet, Spicy Ingredientses!
  • 1 lb shrimp.
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbl minced chipotle chili in adobo (canned)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbls minced fresh cilantro OR 2 Tsp dried cilantro
The Gift That Keeps On Giving.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving.

WHAT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU NEED!

  • Peel Shrimp.
  • Mince garlic very fine.
  • In a large bowl, combine the honey, chili pepper, cayenne, garlic & salt.
  • Add shrimp to marinade, toss to coat.
  • Marinate 20 min at room temp OR 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Or not!
  • Grill over direct, high heat for 2 -4 minutes , turning once
  • Arrange on serving dish or plates, sprinkle with cilantro as garnish.

2) GRILLED SHRIMP WITH GARLIC & HERBS
WHAT YOU NEED!

Herbal Ingredientses!
Herbal Ingredientses!
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbl sliced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 Tbl lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbl brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Tsp paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp basil
  • 1/4 Tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Lb large shrimp

WHAT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU NEED!

Herbal Yum!
Herbal Yum!
  • Peel the shrimp.
  • Mix the first 7 ingredients in a large zipper bag.
  • Add the shrimp.
  • Marinate, refrigerated, for 20 minutes.
  • If desired, thread onto skewers.
  • Grill over direct, high heat for 2 -4 minutes , turning once
  • Arrange on serving dish or plates.

And DONE! Two takes on a summer classic. One quite sweet, but with a noticeable bite; the other slightly sweet, with garlic and herbs the main flavor enhancers for the delicate shrimp itself. I paired mine up with some lemon-cilantro rice and had a salad on the side.

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  • mancityRed6

    I really miss having a grill.

    • My new apt has communal ones on a big back patio

    • jesterpunk

      Can you have something like this? Its not a traditional grill but it is awesome and you can cook just about anything on it.

      https://www.amazon.com/Blackstone-Outdoor-Grill-Griddle-Station/dp/B009971BM6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497202094&sr=8-2&keywords=flat+top+grill

      • mancityRed6

        nope, city ordinance: no open flames on wooden balconies.
        considering the few apartment fires I’ve seen/read about, at least there’s a bright side to it.

        • jesterpunk

          Oh damn, that really sucks.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Usually they let you have the bottled gas ones, just not the charcoal. That’s what our apartment allows.

        • Teecha

          Could you nip down to the street and BBQ on the pavement?

          • mancityRed6

            yeah, but then it’s an issue of waiting for it to cool down and where I put it after. plus, all that walking…jeez, it’s almost like exercise.

  • canes_pugnaces

    Warning: if you’d ever visited a shrimp farm (China, Vietnam, etc), where they are raised in antibiotic doused sewage, you’d only buy ocean caught. Otherwise, can’t beat shrimp.

  • This looks like it would kill my sister.

  • Dolmance

    At what point do you pour in the Hamburger Helper?

    • Vecchioivan

      You use Hamburger Helper lobster. For shrimp only Rice-a-Roni will do.

    • crisptickle

      just before you add the clams (canned).

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      I think this one calls for “Shake-n-Bake”.

  • Anna Rompage

    If you happen to be be grilling this weekend and are wondering what to make for your uber-conservative vegetarian in-law, might I suggest a Nothing Burger patty for them…

    In a large bowl add;
    3 pounds of left over GOP talking points
    1 pound textured vegetable protein
    2 cups climate skepticism
    5 dashes of Leviticus
    1 cup piss
    1/2 cup vinegar

    Mix together until it forms a big sloppy mess.
    Take 3/4 cup of mix, form into a patty & repeat until there’s none left in the bowl

    Now to get your BBQ going…

    Pile up 5 pounds of mix refuse, toss 1 cup diesel fuel over the trash heap and ignite.

    Once the flames die down, and the smoldering trash heap smells of burning plastic, put “burger” patties onto the grill. 15 min on each side, or until it’s charred black, and a solid brick, just like Donad likes his steaks done..

    Serve with ketchup!

  • Michael R
  • DesertedPictures

    Some other Shrimp possibilities:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4rT5fYMfEUc

    And that is all I have to say about that!

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Got some fresh caught shrimp right off the boat yesterday for shrimp tacos today. One advantage to living on the Gulf Coast, you can buy it right off the boat for dirt cheap.

    • crisptickle

      Is there no Deepwater Horizon residue left any longer?

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        Ha! Not sure, but I’ll risk it.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Shrimp marinated in oil.

  • natoslug

    Can I substitute canned shrimp?

  • memzilla Ω

    · Grill over direct, high heat for 2 -4 minutes, turning once

    I think that’s what the Democratic senators are gonna do to Jeff Sessions on Tuesday.

    • crisptickle

      I thought that was cancelled?

      • Yr. Gma

        It’s impossible to keep up. I think he’s doing a closed-door thing.

      • Chris

        He cancelled his appearance at the budget committee and offered to show for judiciary. His presence wasn’t requested and now they are dickering if they want to hear from him (right now) and whether or not it will be an open hearing. At this point they only have a day to get it together.

    • Me not sure

      Session’s and grits.

  • Yr. Gma

    Does Pink have a new name or a ghost writer?

    • SisterArtemis

      * looks around for eavesdroppers *
      shhhh, I think that’s Pink in The Outside World

    • Pinkham’s Law

      New name. There was a minor kefluffle a few weeks ago – one of C.A. Pinkham’s fans saw my recipe that week and was worried that someone was impersonating him. Hackles were slightly raised, my moniker’s origin was vaguely remembered, confusion and hijinks followed. Everything got worked out without any noses being put out of joint, but I asked ‘Trix if there was anything more to do – such as change my nym. She said it wasn’t necessary, but it would be appropriate. So I dropped the nym.

      • Yr. Gma

        Awww. That stinks. Well, we still love the recipes.

  • Ducksworthy

    You might want avoid the farmed shrimp.

    • Predisenting Ron

      But it’s so cute, driving by the fields, seeing the shrimp quietly grazing on the grass in their herds, or ‘schools.’

      • Jon Sussex

        Just don’t get between a momma shrimp and one of her babies.

  • Jonny On Maui

    Sadly, I’m the only one in the house that eats sea bugs. Well, except the cats…

    • How is she still alive? Doesn’t island = seafood all the time?

      • Jonny On Maui

        Seafood could be on the menu all the time, but I’m the only one who eats the stuff. Oh well, moar for me!

    • Paul

      “Cockroaches of the ocean”

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    What we had for dinner last night – spicy shrimp tacos with red cabbage, avocado and goat cheese. That was Teh Yummy!

  • DesertedPictures

    According to the Guardian: Trump will cancel his visit to the UK if he fears mass protests…

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Now I’m off to eat fish fingers with rice.

    Hey, don’t judge me…

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      You get no judgement from me on that.

    • The Wanderer

      There’s nothing wrong with fish fingers and rice.
      Fish fingers and custard, though . . .

    • SisterArtemis

      just don’t microwave them at work, ok?

    • Predisenting Ron

      How do you manage to pick up the fish fingers with those tiny grains? Wouldn’t a fork be easier?

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      I always wondered what happened to their hands.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall
    • Rick Hill

      Woho! Black and tan doxies, the best dawgs!!(Don’t tell Jack dawg I said that. He’s sleeping so this will proly be buried in the comments before he gets up and does his daily Wonk crawl)

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Your secret is safe with me (and my three black-and-tan doxies!)

  • Raan

    OT, but e’erybody needs to see this: NYT’s Treason Mad Libs – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/10/opinion/sunday/opart-white-house-leak-template.html?_r=0

    • The Wanderer

      (giggles)

    • jesterpunk

      That is awesome.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Hilarious!

    • Michael R

      “an unproduced avant-garde play imagining the opposite of what really happened”

  • La forza del resistino

    Unabashed thread hijack, but this important: Hey Anna, you up? 10 minutes before Cavallino Rampante does Canada

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      Hey. I just got back from the store. Thank you! :)

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    The recipe looks great but I do have one quibble:

    Dried cilantro?!? Perish the thought!

  • Rick Hill

    This sounds good but are substitutions ok? Instead of shrimp can you use canned clams? Asking for a friend….

    • Predisenting Ron

      You’re friends with a MONSTER?

    • Teecha

      You MONSTER!

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

    OT – A small, personal victory. :) I walked to Big Lots in my favorite Mossimo Wedgies. They were a gift from Mom, and sooo cute. I get compliments everytime I wear them. But they are tippy.

    I had not been able to safely wear them in my old neighborhood, the ground was too uneven. I wore them my first night in my new place, but I fell in the crosswalk. I’ve had a little fear of them since.

    But I love them, they are so Summer. I’ve been wearing them to check the mail and such, and finally today I wore them for the mile + round trip to shop. A little tippy, but no issues, and I got *lots* of attention in my Wedgies, Daisy Dukes, and Wonder Woman top. :)

    It’s a small thing, but I defeated my fear and did as I wished. :)

    • SisterArtemis

      I admire your perseverance. I am at a complete loss in anything higher than a cowboy boot, even on smooth surfaces.
      (I am therefore mesmerized by 6 foot tall models and drag queens who elegantly stride around in spiked heels. I would have 2 broken ankles a week, I am sure.)

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Thank you. :) These Wedgies are about 5 inches. I love they way they make my legs look.

        • SisterArtemis

          When I used to wear heels, I always did better in the ones that flared out a little at the bottom, like these ones from the 1920s (not my shoes, btw)
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1902ec37ddf5945cfa7d0a4bab8f6671a72feeb88a8f60be46f279a7442ea307.jpg

          • MizzMazz

            I wish those were my shoes!

          • Jennifer R

            I wish shoes came in my size.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Baby Girl has that problem too.

          • Jennifer R

            I can hardly even find men’s shoes.

          • Predisenting Ron

            Same. Many times over the last 30 or so years I’ve needed a good pair of women’s shoes but try finding anything in a 16 that isn’t from a pricey speciality shop.

          • Jennifer R

            EXACTLY.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Those are cute! Most of my heels are chunky platforms. I do have a couple of really sexy spike heels.

            For me, it’s more how wide and/or sensitive the platform or sole under the ball of the foot is.

          • I would wear the fuck out of those

          • Teecha

            Irregular Choice sometimes have that heel shape.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz
        • SisterArtemis

          Wow.
          Damn, those are some fine legs.
          Damn, I could never wear those heels.
          Damn, I’m so glad I love my work.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          I love gay men.

      • Shanzgood

        I bought a pair of cute wedge espadrille type sandals from VS online without realizing how impossibly high for me they were. Maybe 3.5-4″ or so. I couldn’t even stand up properly never mind walk in them so I ended up giving them away a few weeks ago when I took a bunch of clothes (mostly jeans 2 sizes too big now) to a get-together with some local trans women in need of extra clothes. The shoes were size 10 and got snapped right up! Yay!

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          That was sweet of you, Shan. :)

          These Wedgies are the same ones from my photo yesterday.

    • Teecha

      When you go for slightly higher heels than you’re used to, you need to consciously move your centre of gravity, and focus on using your foot as normally as possible. Heel first then roll down to toe. Beware of jutting your chin forward- it feels like you’re balancing yourself better but it’s not a good idea. Check yourself in the mirror to see where you need to put your centre of gravity to prevent and arse over tit scenario.

      Or, ignore me as a nosy internet commenter. I don’t wanna be a teecha of egg sucking. X

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        NP, and thank you. My stride is pretty good – at least all the men seem to think so – it’s just a fear of thees particular shoes. I wear heels everyday.

        • Teecha

          Then the answer is to wear them all the time. ALL THE TIME! 😀

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Yiss! :D

      • Shanzgood

        I can’t ever walk heel first because I have one leg significantly shorter than the other and it would make me look like a peglegged sailor.

        • Teecha

          An even higher heel on that side?

          • Shanzgood

            I have a few pairs I have had one shoe modified and some in which I can wear a lift. Nothing in the cute or stylish range except a pair of ankle boots, though.

            I’ve tried finding stores selling the same style of shoes in different heel heights but I’ve given up after years of no success. I just live with it now and only start limping when I’m really tired or have been walking for a long time.

            I don’t complain about it a lot because it’s the result of a bad fall as a kid that could have left me dead or paralyzed instead of just breaking my femur. So I count myself lucky to have escaped with as little damage as I did. My leg is about 2″ shorter and my hip and knee are dodgy and the worst thing is I can’t comfortably wear cute shoes for very long now. Boo hoo!

          • Teecha

            When you win the lottery, you can get all your shoes handmade for you.

    • Teecha

      Also, I don’t know if you use wedgie to mean the same thing in the USA- but if you visit Britain, you’ll have us giggling if you tell us you’re wearing your wedgies.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Ahh, noted with gratitude. Wedge-heel Pumps.

        • Teecha

          (I’m giggling a little right now. But with love in my heart!)
          Just wedges is fine tho- we won’t laugh at that. But we will ask you about your fanny pack *chortles away to self

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            LOL xD Seperated by a Common language indeed. As an Anglophile, my fondest wish is to visit the UK, and I really do appreciate the language tips. :)

          • Teecha

            When you visit, you’ll find loads of people who are interested in your accent and Americanisms. Best to leave London to do that tho. Too many tourists for Londoners to give a shit.

            We love talking to yanks about the little differences.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            :) My dream is to tour from Portsmouth to Scapa Flow, and see *everything*. My family has roots in Yorkshire, so that’s a must.

          • Shanzgood

            GO NORTH! I love the North. I lived there in various places for many years and the people are great. Very funny and take no bullshit. I think you’d fit right in!

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            :D Sweet! Hopefully someday.

          • Teecha

            I have friends in The North. The people are friendly. It unsettles me.

          • Teecha

            I’d skip the Portsmouth part… Brighton is better!

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Oooh, noted. :)

          • Teecha
          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            xD That’s AWE-sum! “Imelda’s Choice” LOL! I *have* to go!

          • Teecha

            The website is full of the best shoes ever.

            Irregularchoice.com

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            SA-weet! Thank you, Ima bookmark it. :)

          • Predisenting Ron

            You just want to visit the shops where they apparently build every race car on the planet, don’t you?

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            That too, plus see Tiger 131 at Duxford, see the Guard at the Palace, shop in London, do some Nightclubs in London, see HMS Victory, see the Old Man at Hoy….

          • Shanzgood

            Hey, if you go North you can visit Oulton Park! I watched a few races there and even met Rowan Atkinson in the pits and got him to sign our program! My son was little at the time and SO excited to meet Mr Bean!

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            How awesome! :) Oh, I hope I get to go someday….

          • Teecha

            You’d love Beaulieu. Have a google!
            And it’s close to monkeyworld. Everyone loves monkeyworld.

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl
      • Shanzgood

        How do you even keep them ON?

        • Predisenting Ron

          You scrunch up your toes. My sandals are somewhat similar.

          • Teecha

            Noooo! Not if they fit right. Then they hug your feet and no gripping required.

          • Predisenting Ron

            NOTHING fits my feet right. They’re not even the same shape or size!

          • Teecha

            Hand made is the answer. That and a large and healthy bank balance…

          • Predisenting Ron

            I have a 1923 Singer shoemaking machine, complete, and even the original instruction book. I just need to find some place that will teach me how to use it.

          • Shanzgood

            Same here. Plus, they’re long and skinny and I have 2 middle toes longer than my big toe so they stick out over the front edges of most sandals and peep toes. I’m lucky to find flip flops and sandals with toe thongs (or whatever you call them) far enough back.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            I don’t have to do that, they fit snugly but they can slip if the sole catches something.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Concentration. Honestly, they are a little tippy. I have to pay attention to walk safely in them.

        • puredog

          Apparently, you stand on your hands.

      • Teecha

        I love seeing other people’s shoejoy

      • Teecha

        I love that style. I don’t like stuff round the back of my ankle when I’m wearing sandles.

        I wore these cheeky buggers to school today. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f71deedbedabc92a02590fee61ccd38fe6faae8b7f80817793e07a4282a0fe09.jpg

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Those are cute! :D

          The Wedge heels were on clearance when Mom bought them for me. The Clerk at Target actually asked us if there were any more at that price. :)

          • Teecha

            I bought 3 pairs- different pattern of upper, but the same wedge. I wore one pair for a week of wandering around Rome and Venice and they were so comfy the whole time.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            I’d bet they are comfy. :) I wouldn’t mind finding a pair of those myself.

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          Cool, shoes for walking on ceilings!

          • Teecha

            Or making me *slightly* taller than a 12yo…

  • The Wanderer

    Sainz and Massa have both gone into the wall at the Canadian GP. Neither injured, but Massa’s pissed right off.

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      Alonso made such a pass on Vettel! Ima glad everyone is all right.

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      Sebastian Vettel is so funny on Comms. xD “What the *Fuck* was *that*?”

      • The Wanderer

        Verstappen’s engine just crapped out.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Yup. Poor kid. Really, he needs a seat at Ferrari or Mercedes. He’s damned good.

          • The Wanderer

            Hamilton’s lead is about 6 seconds.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Always a little wistful for me when they run in Montreal. “Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve”. R.I.P., Gilles. :(

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Before the Breitbart Happy Time Party™ there’s this …

    https://youtu.be/Ju3K9bqPTeM

  • Teecha

    Cilantro. I always forget what that is….coriander?

    • Scrofula

      Only if you’re some heathen from overseas, yes.

      • Teecha

        It depends on your starting point tho dunnit? ;-)

        • Scrofula

          This is the one mommy-blog I can be all Merica First!! though. Don’t take that away!

    • Anna Rompage

      Cilantro is the fresh herb/greens, coriander is the dry seed/spice

      • Scrofula

        Although, have you noticed if you try to grow the herb all you usually get are the seeds?

        • Anna Rompage

          There are different varieties for herb & seed production.

          If you want to grow the herb, look for types that say slow bolting

          Also, if you live in a warmer climate, plant your cilantro in areas that get filtered sunlight

          • Marion in Savannah

            Or actually don’t even try to grow it in the summer. Down here things bolt if you turn your back on them in the summer. Wait until fall, and through winter.

          • Scrofula

            Yeah, they’re all “slow-bolting”, but that means you get a single extra day of above-80 growth. They bolt like avocado ripens.

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            “Slow bolting?” Is that why my plant was beautiful and wonderful one day and weedy and nasty looking the next?

        • Persistent Demme

          One summer, a friend of mine had some plants that kept bolting. I used the seeds in a summer corn/tomato salad, and they were great!

          • Scrofula

            It’s the only nice thing about it. Once it bolts, just let it go, get some spice then bam! more plants. I think coriander is under-used as a spice.

      • Teecha

        In England, we just call it all coriander.

    • efoveks

      Yep, the leaves of the coriander plant.

    • Michael R

      Needs more covfefe

    • Predisenting Ron

      Many people are confused by this. Cilantro is a small town on the north-west coast of Sicily, noted for its small but deep harbour, while Coriander is a similar but larger community near Tripoli, famed for its precipitous streets and a particular breed of small but sturdy donkeys.

    • Jon Sussex

      You can substitute dish soap.

      • Teecha

        Dish soap… *consults UK/US dictionary* ah! Washing up liquid.
        ;-)

        • Shanzgood

          Or used engine oil. Take your pick.

          • Old Man Yells at Cloud

            Back in the 90’s when the ferry boats on San Francisco Bay were experimenting with used cooking oil based diesel, they smelled like french fries.

          • Shanzgood

            So do crematoriums (sp?). I worked across the street from one for a while and it was weird. “Mmmmm…I’m hungry! No, wait…”

    • Marion in Savannah

      Coriander is fine. Cilantro is some leafy shit that tastes like soap.

      • Teecha

        I like carrot and coriander soup, otherwise I’m not especially interested in it as a flavouring. But I don’t have that soap taste thing.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Lucky you. It seems to turn up everywhere now, and I’m either put off from eating things, or busy trying to scrape it off/dig it out.

      • Anna Rompage

        Here’s an interesting tidbit…

        Something like 20% of people have a genetic trait that causes them to taste cilantro differently than the other 80%. They usually describe it as being soapy, overpowering, and unpleasant..

        Broccoli is the same way, a small percentage of people get a very bitter flavor from it…

        • Shanzgood

          I love broccoli but cilantro can make me gag.

      • puredog

        CILANTRO LIBULZ!!!

        • Marion in Savannah

          Well, try taking a bite of a bar of Ivory Soap. That’s what it tastes like to me.

          • calliecallie

            You either love it or you hate it.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Cilantro is the one that non authentic Messican restaurants insist on smothering all their dishes with…

      • Teecha

        I’ve only been to a Mexican restaurant once. I’m allergic to peppers and chilis. Which limits the options somewhat.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Yeah, best not go to anything more authentic than Chipotle in that case. I’d seriously miss my Hatch Chile rellenos though…

          • Teecha

            That sounds like a short cut to A&E for me!

            I told one of my kids about this allergy and her face was a picture: ‘but miss! What do you EAT?’
            So I tried to explain that I use herbs rather than spices, but she remained unconvinced.

  • TJ Barke

    I wonder if when Donnie goes to England and everyone moons him that he tries to spin it as “Everyone is presenting me their butts to fuck because they love me so much”…

    • Michael R

      trip cancelled ( supposedly )

      • The Wanderer

        He’s such a weenie.

        • Predisenting Ron

          Great, now I want shrimps AND weenies.

    • aktlib101

      Hehe
      “So Trump’s too scared to come to the UK. Who says protest doesn’t work?”
      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/11/trump-scared-uk-protest-us-president
      “How might President Trump react to a world leader who, afraid for his image, perhaps afraid for himself, refused to fulfil a promise to visit a loyal ally. He might fire off a tweet: “RAN from critics. A gift for crooked MSM. TOTAL pathetic loser!”

      But he won’t, because the loser is him. He got to hold hands with Theresa May when she visited Washington, but alas, that may be the high point of his cuddle-fest with her, and with us – because Trump, it now appears, is not keen on making his proposed state visit to Britain any time soon.

      He has apparently, in a recent telephone call to the prime minister, declared that he does not want to come if there are to be large-scale protests. The visit, we are told, is on hold.”

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        She held his hand to help him down the stairs, but at that point she had not heard from Malaria that Lil’Donnie needs to be a big boy and use the stairs on his own.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and buttfuck somebody and not lose any voters.

      • The Wanderer

        Back in the 70s, so I hear, you could actually do that.

  • aktlib101
    • The Wanderer

      (drools)

    • memzilla Ω

      *looks at crowded plate* CRAMPED CLAMS!!!1!!

      • The Wanderer

        Their shells are open, so they’re stretching out those cramps.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Do they deliver? It’s only about 1500 miles or so.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Oh, yum!

  • Shanzgood

    I have all these things in my kitchen and gas for my grill!!! This could happen!!!

    I only have half a pound of shrimp, though.

    • Teecha

      Add some chicken? Or just make it really saucy!

      • Shanzgood

        I dunno. Half a pound might be enough if my son doesn’t eat with my daughter and me. I never know what he’s up to any more.

    • SisterArtemis

      I was told there would be no math

      • 3FingerPete

        Set shrimp equal to 0.5 then solve for yummy.

        • Predisenting Ron

          Shrimp on plate = x
          Shrimp in mouth = 0
          Solve for hunger = 0

      • eggs ackly-wright

        Adjust yer integers and cipher the aughts.

    • DainBramage

      How about canned clams?

      • The Wanderer

        MONSTER!

      • Shanzgood

        Actually, I do. They are not intended for human consumption, though.

        • DainBramage

          No monster. No monster. You’re the monster!

    • Anna Rompage

      Do you have any other meats in the fridge?

      • Shanzgood

        Yes. I have some bratwurst, chicken breast, thighs, and legs.

        • Anna Rompage

          Chicken would work well too with these recipes, but I would suggest marinating them longer, 4-8 hours if you can

          • Shanzgood

            Ok so maybe I’ll do that tomorrow. I have a huge package of chicken drumsticks I need to cook.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Plenty for one!

      • Shanzgood

        Hi, Pinkham! My daughter will be eating with me so I’m adding lots of “yellow rice” at her request. That’s just basically the usual jasmine rice with turmeric in it because she thinks that’s fancy.

        • Axomamma

          Turmeric is delicious. Have you tried it in/on corn? Oh, my word …

          • Shanzgood

            No, I don’t do corn much except as an added ingredient. What other alternative do you mean?

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            Turmeric on corn? One does not put anything on corn other than butter and Old Bay lest they be thought a heathen. :p

  • DainBramage

    The Buffyverse had this running gag about a world without shrimp. *shudder*
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb1317b83c5736b25a06574ae2ad14a2f201b822639c896d7c50ef9eba5d8958.png

  • tomamitai

    Does using Kosher salt make shrimp OK for the Jewishes to eat?

    • Shanzgood

      I don’t think it’s like holy water.

    • Predisenting Ron

      ‘The power of Chri… I mean, Moses compels you!’

  • Granny Sprinkles

    Grandpa JUST left for the store to buy a couple steaks for grilling, so I called to tell him to bring a lemon and a pound of shrimp.

    And his phone is on his desk. :'(

    • Shanzgood

      Dammit!

      • Granny Sprinkles

        I didn’t wanna peel shrimp anyhow. And I bet those grapes that are just out of reach are sour too!

        • Shanzgood

          A pound isn’t that bad. I remember doing a Thanksgiving dinner at my mom and dad’s and mom had a HUGE batch for our Creole-themed dinner (it was a different food genre every year for a while). I don’t know how many pounds we had but it took ages. Again, not so bad because we had good company, good music, and plenty of wine.

        • Yr. Gma

          They sell them peeled at my grocer. Cost a bit more, but worth it to me.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      … his phone is on his desk.
      .
      Ha! Old people, amirite?

  • 3FingerPete

    Etouffe. It’s how you shrimp. I usually shape the rice into breasts only on special occasions, though. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/67f85dd82ed74604530c4fc8364006890c973e47a7ff4d27eede4e1a2f5b672f.png

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Jambalaya! I make a decent jambalaya, and this non-comment thread is making me hungry for some.

      • Shanzgood

        Don’t do it in a slow cooker. I tried a few months ago and it was a disaster.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          I can see that. It only takes like 45 minutes to do right, but everything has its own timeframe, none of which is very forgiving.

          • Shanzgood

            Rice and shrimp. Do it at the right time at the end or its awful.

    • Yr. Gma

      I love etouffe.

      • calliecallie

        Me also too!!!!!

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Julius Caesar was a fan as well. Et tu, fe?

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      The first time I went to France, the ex and I ate expansively at a neighborhood restaurant, so that we had very little room for the cheese at the end of the meal. The concerned waiter asked us if there was anything wrong with it, and my ex, whose wits were a bit befuddled, couldn’t think of how to say “we’re full,” and all he could come up with was “nous sommes etouffe.”
      The waiter took a beat and then started to laugh…then repeated it to the chef and all of the other diners, giggling the whole time, and then, in the only English he spoke all night, he said “etouffe… good one!”

  • Old Man Yells at Cloud

    Hey, George, the ocean called and they’re running out of shrimp.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Oh, yeah? Well the jerk store called. They’re running out of you!

  • msanthropesmr

    Say, I was just thinking about a plate of shrimp.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      It’s a lattice of coincidences.

    • Zyxomma

      Thank you for the Repo Man reference; it’s used liberally chez moi.

    • tehbaddr

      It’s all part of a cosmic unconsciousness. There ain’t no difference between a flying saucer and a time machine.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        my coffee-less brain first read that as “un-couscous” – but we are in a food thread, so there is that.

  • calliecallie

    Why do I never visit these recipes until after I’ve gone grocery shopping? Damn.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      It’s a conspiracy. We wait until you’ve gone to the store, THEN we post the recipe!

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        THEN we get all the fun of rifling through the cupboards, PLUS the despair of having to go back to the store and stand in line for 2 things we won’t need again until they’re well past the expiration! Happy Sunday!

      • smr

        Shit, you have trackers on ALL of us?!?

        • sgt. jmk of the résistance

          That’s how they know when you’re not wearing pants.

  • WHO IS THIS JOHN THOMAS GUY????
    Also, yum, but just so you know I am substituting cinnamon for brown sugar, coffee for paprika, and lil cocktail wieners for the shrimps.

    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      Pinkham’s version of Clark Kent, maybe?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Oh, it’s me.

      There was a minor kefluffle a few weeks ago – one of C.A. Pinkham’s fans
      saw my recipe that week and was worried that someone was impersonating
      him. Hackles were slightly raised, my moniker’s origin was vaguely
      remembered, confusion and hijinks followed. Everything got worked out
      without any noses being put out of joint, but I asked ‘Trix if there was
      anything more to do – such as change my nym. She said it wasn’t
      necessary, but it would be appropriate. So I dropped the nym, and am using my name instead.

      • witsended

        John Thomas the great expert in all things sausage related, from the humble Cocktail to the giant Bratwurst.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        C.A. Thomas Law Pinkham!

      • smr

        No-oooooo

      • Me not sure

        All along I thought it was a play on plnk ham slaw. Is there even such a thing?

        • Chris

          There should be!

      • Amalga

        And here I was thinking your new moniker was referencing DH Lawrence novels. Silly me.

  • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

    These read yummy and all, but Mrs Don’t put some mocha-pepper rubbed ribs on the grill, so we’ll just covfefe with that.

  • phoenix00

    Us Canton-ese Chinese also do shrimp stir-fried in soya sauce, green onions, and shallots. I’m sure there are other goodies added, but I’m anything but a cook and too lazy to google.

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    Out of the closet and onto the grill, eh? I admit to loving an unethical shrimp from time to time… I console my self with the knowledge that I’ll be going to hell anyway, once the heavy meals get me.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    Thank you.
    A little East Coasty for me, but reminds me that Shrimp and Grits would be great next Sunday.

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    “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.”

    –Pvt. Benjamin Bufford ‘Bubba’ Blue.

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    When last we barbequed (a new thing we do when playing hooky from work), my beloved made me yogurt-marinaded chicken skewers that were beyond yummy, so this looks like a good way to pay him back at our next Secret Mid-Week Daytime Barbeque Without Riparian Entertainments.

    • Bebecca

      chicken is so good marinaded in yogurt. I’ve used sour cream in a pinch and it works just as well.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        It’s becoming increasingly clear that, before I met my beloved, I led a sheltered life with no hot peppers and no yogurt marinades. That stuff is scrumptious.

    • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

      Two days later, but I am compelled to ask. No riparian entertainments? That is simply uncivilized. Next you’ll tell me you drink tea from a mug!

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        I must confess… I do… and I have been known to raise my voice in the street AND go out without a hat and gloves!!

  • tehbaddr

    “adobo (canned)” YOU MONSTER!!1!1!111!!!1!!1!1!!!!!!11111!!!

  • Gary Charound

    Don’t you guys de-vein your shrimp? Slice them open and pull out that intestinal tract. Giggle fiendishly as you imagine disembowelling your enemies. It’s fun.

    • tehbaddr

      I don’t have to, I buy the easy peel or shelled variety in 2 lb bags. They are FROZEN, OK I’ve come clean about it now, Yes I cook with previously FROZEN JUMBO SHRIMP!

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        As long as they are raw and IQF they are probably fresher tasting than the fresh stuff behind the glass.

        • tehbaddr

          This is true. Unless you’re in the deep South getting head on gulf shrimp, that stuff in the case is usually just thawed frozen stuff.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        but are they farm raised or wild caught?

        • tehbaddr

          I catch them wild, elbow my way through the throngs at the market, snatch them from the freezer and steal away towards the checkout.

      • theCryptofishist

        Hah! If you’re will to admit to that, it’s a dead sure cinch that you use canned clams, also, too.

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          Nevah! But I sometimes use canned shrimp. I put the little mini shrimps in a good quality cocktail sauce and pour it over a block of softened cream cheese. It makes an excellent appetizer at holiday time. Sometimes, I used canned crab instead. But NEVAH canned clams because I am not a monster!

          • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

            I just added a can of tiny shrimp (is that an oxymoron?) to watermelon gazpacho, as the only other choice at the store was the giant $20 bag of frozen. And can I just say, YUM? Apparently I can, coz I just did.

    • Bebecca

      I buy them that way. We were at the beach a year or so ago and drove past a big sign-fresh shrimp $2/lb. Of course we stopped and bought dinner for that night, it never occurred to me that not all shrimp is the way I buy it from the grocery store. So I manned up and cleaned it and it wasn’t that bad. We bought fresh shrimp one more time before we left, it was pretty tasty and $2.

  • TundraGrifter

    When it comes to shrimp I’m a Frogmore Stew guy. My wife thoroughly enjoys cioppino so there is room for compromise.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      OMG. Haven’t had frogmore stew in forever!

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Needs moar frogs!

        • Oblios_Cap

          I adjust my previous answer. I do boil the shrimp when I do a Low Country Boil….

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Oh as a PSA, buy american shrimp if you can. Farmed shrimp are raised in horrible conditions.

  • SeeTrain65

    Much better than microwaved fish sticks.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I love the schrimp. I only cook it on the grill these days because it tastes so much better than boiling. And the Gulf is only an hour away, so it’s always a good reason to head to the coast.

  • In a related topic…

    Is feasting on mud flat clams, i.e. “soft shelled clams”, “steamers” or “Ipswich clams” heathy?

    High in vitamins and minerals, including iron.

    Probably not as healthy for men (seems like I read that iron can be unhealthy for men and men who donate blood on a regular basis losing iron, lived longer?)

    I think the biggest risk is they give you so much, they’re so yummy you might get fat.
    https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/M3ynhjCXRL_aiqUEIx-iPw?select=koS8y_sqK-f3qYNw1sRrdQ&utm_source=ashare&ref=yelp-android

  • Bebecca

    We fixed a shrimp boil yesterday. It was easy and delicious, shrimp and vegetables cooked in beer and spices, and enough to have leftovers tomorrow. My mother said my first sentence was “more fimp pease”.

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