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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Rock Shrimp

In our grocery travels today we picked up some frozen rock shrimp from Trader Joe's. I love rock shrimp and about the only time I eat them is while we're in Florida. What a treat to find them in the freezer section at TJ's! And they were already peeled which was great because their shells are like a coat of armor and shelling them would have been a bitch.

We threw some bowtie pasta, grated Parmesan cheese, spinach and garlic in the cart as well and planned our dinner as we finished shopping. Something good was going to be on the table tonight.

Raw rock shrimp

After thawing the rock shrimp and cooking the pasta, Biscuit Boy sliced a few cloves of garlic and sauteed them in a skillet. Once they were soft, he took them out and set them aside. Next in the skillet were the rocks. The house smelled great from just cooking the garlic but once the rocks began to add in their two cents, I was in heaven.

Just before the rocks were done, the garlic and pasta were added. A sprinkle of red pepper flakes, a dash of salt and a generous pinch or two of Parmesan later and it was placed in a bowl. I then coaxed Biscuit Boy into making a Parmesan crisp to top the pasta.

Finally the spinach was quickly stir fried and plated up, a nice bottle of Ca del Solo Big House Pink was opened,some beautiful purple carnations were set on the table and dinner was ready!

The rock shrimp had a nice sweet taste and were very meaty. Yum. They were delish. The only thing that would have made the meal even better was if we were eating it on a beach in Florida.

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