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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Shrimp Scampi

Lazy Saturday morning.  Raining...no run.

After breakfast I read the paper, a magazine, and then shower....

Off to Kennedy Airport to pick up Gavin...He is flying home from Rochester.

This day in history "On this day in 1931, the Yangtze River in China peaks during a horrible flood that kills 3.7 million people directly and indirectly over the next several months. This was perhaps the worst natural disaster of the 20th century."

On the way home, we stop at the grocery store to pick up shrimp.  Luke requested shrimp scampi for dinner.

The choices at the seafood counter are interesting.  There are large, extra large, and jumbo shrimp.  Prices range from 6.99 to 8.99 a pound.  You may ask why I find this interesting ?  What is interesting is the origin of these shrimp.

Indonesia, Thailand, and India.  I ask the seafood monger why there are no shrimp from the U.S.  He says most shrimp for sale in the United States are farm raised in a variety of places.  Wild caught shrimp from the United States are no where to be found.

In his opinion, the 6.99 a pound shrimp (extra large) shell on deveined shrimp from India are the best ones.  I get 1.5 lbs.

Shrimp Scampi from scratch is yummy.  I recall each and every time we go to Ocean City Maryland, we stop at the shrimp boat and get wild caught shrimp, not frozen, head on....The shrimp guy says they are from the Carolina's and or Texas.

I would love to buy shrimp caught or raised in USA.

The crabs we snacked on tonight were caught in Sayville.  Caught using chicken that I think came from a farm in Maryland....

Photo of the day "Shrimp farm India"


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