Fresh Gulf shrimp make amazing shrimp recipes. Shrimp is a great start to a delicious appetizer recipe or meal. I am fortunate to live near the Gulf Coast and fresh seafood is a special treat. The shrimp, crabs, craw-fish, oysters and the wide range of fish is a bonus when cooking and developing recipes.
It is a luxury that many may afford whether they buy or catch their own seafood. On the coast, we have multiple markets that offer the Gulf’s finest fish and shrimp for your dining pleasure. You may still enjoy our fresh seafood even if you live far away from the coast.
Most markets will ship seafood out-of-state fresh or frozen directly to your door. No one should have to long for fresh quality shrimp or seafood, ever. Alabama Gulf Seafood has a great web site that details how to find, catch, cook and see Alabama seafood.
On occasion, I have had the pleasure of fishing in Gulf waters off shore and loved it. Being a guest on a charter boat is always exciting. There is nothing like a fresh catch whipped into a great recipe on board. A fish that was recently swimming turned into a ceviche recipe before your eyes is “as good as it gets”. Add this to your list, it will get no fresher than that.
There is nothing like dragging in a big ‘ole fish. I am not a fan of the entire bait process but it is hard to fish without bait. The next time you’re in the area, charter a boat and experience the joy. You not be disappointed, unless you’re a “lilly-livered-land-lubber”.
If your lucky enough to own a boat then you know what it is like to wander on the Gulf waters, as you please. Perhaps it helps to have “coördinates of fishing honey holes” or a great charter captain so that you always find and catch fish.
The Gulf is a great big place and fish know where to hide. Finding and catching fish is part of the challenge. Sometimes it is hard to find a “mess of fish”. Find a local market and place your order. Fish and shrimp are plentiful and easy to manage for transport or preserving to cook your favorite fish and shrimp recipes.
Forrest Gump on Shrimp Recipes
Who could say it better than Gump? Forrest Gump said, ” Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté 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. ”
Shout out to Alexa for Light Jazz, it has been a long day and I need to start my shrimp recipe in a rich sauce.