Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ever had a shrimp po-boy!

Looks like I am slacking off some. Could be the weather being that it is so nice, I have been outside just enjoying. I have been crusing the area for new places to eat and what is on their menu. The menus vary with the restaurant but mostly the seafood is really great. Our waters were rather stirred up since Katrina and the oyster beds are being restocked and the catfish look really good. The biggest problem is where to find fresh seafood as so many of the places were wiped out. Anyway I got a great shrimp po-boy yesterday with the biggest shrimp going. If you don't know what a po-boy is, here goes.
A good roll or french bread loaf
Freshly fried breaded shrimp
lettuce and tomato
mayo (mainly)
Mayo the bread and place lettuce and tomato on it. Place lots of fried shrimp on top of this and top it with more bread. Some folks press the bread with all the goodies(like a panini) which makes the bread nice and crispy. This definitely is a great way to eat shrimp or any other seafood or meat as well.
Living on the coast seafood is plentiful but what is better is to get it fresh off the boat. In June the shrimp season opens and there are so many dishes that can be made. The shrimp can be just cooked and eaten with cocktail sauce, deep fried shrimp, shrimp salad and casseroles as well. Besides shrimp, I feel catfish comes in second followed by bait and hook fish--flounder, red fish and snapper. Not to leave out blue crab for crab cakes. So with seafood so plentiful, I love to search out new restaurants to see what their ideas may be.

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