Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ginny attempts to cook shrimp because she actually likes shrimp now unlike when she used to hate it.

I'm sure you've been dying to know my thoughts on shrimp. Well today is your lucky day!

I used to be very anti shrimp. I just didn't like the taste of it. It tasted like bland salt water to me so I avoided it. I'd see people sucking down shrimp cocktail and declaring how much they love shrimp and I just did not get it. I'm still not OMG SHRIMP IS THE BEST FOOD OF ALL TIME but I now like shrimp. Today I decided to make shrimp scampi. This was my first time ever cooking shrimp so really this could have been a disaster. At the very least I had a bottle of white wine that I could drink if thinks went south.

I think it turned out pretty good actually. Sure the pasta stuck together a bit but the shrimp turned out good which is the most important part. I think it would have been better with more garlic but my old lady stomach is delicate so I had to go easy on the garlic.

cooking tip for shrimp scampi: For every glug of wine in the pan put a glug of wine in your mouth.

So the Ginny cooking experimentation continues. We ate, we survived, we did not get heartburn! *knocks on wood*

11 comments:

  1. The only shrimp I like is popcorn shrimp. I just think shrimp tastes weird! But congrats on surviving your meal!

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  2. This made me realize that I don't really like shrimp, but I like cocktail sauce. So thank you for that. I'm glad your scampi turned out well. A win for us both.

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    1. I wish I could eat the cocktail sauce! It's so good but bothers my stomach.

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  3. Yum! Sounds delish. I didn't learn to cook shrimp until I was married, because I grew up in a Jewish family and shrimp was therefore not on the menu. Not that my mom kept kosher at all. She had no problem cooking bacon. I guess she just never got around to learning how to do shellfish. I can't fault her priorities.

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    1. I always thought shrimp was hard to cook so I avoided it plus it's not cheap. I'm glad I didn't make us sick.

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  4. Did you know that we Brits call Shrimps, Prawns? It all gets very confusing sometimes.

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    1. So I was wondering if they were the same thing!

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    1. Me too! My goal was to not make either of us ill.

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