Chris' Genty

Chris' Genty

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fresh shrimp

We were sitting at Happy Hour when Betty returned from church. She told us, that half a mile up the road, a friend was just setting up for his fresh shrimp sale. Joel, Betty and I went there immediately to purchase some fresh seafood. The fisherman has about 500 pounds of fresh shrimp to sell. According to Betty, the word will go around town pretty quickly and he will sell everything in no time. We bought 10 pounds each. This sounds like a lot, but it is not.

Back at the RV park, we started working on these shrimps right away. While Joel already knew what to do, Betty taught me how to deal with these shrimps. I learned, that they can easily be prepared when that fresh. Just lift up a bunch and squeeze the body away from the heads, then throw away the heads. After this first round, the shrimps need to be peeled. They are quite slimy, so the shell goes away pretty easily.

My ice chest was full with the 30 pounds of shrimp to start the operation. At the end the chest was 2/3 full with heads and peeled shells. I took them back into Genty and washed the peeled shrimps and put them in bags and in the freezer. A part (still in the shell) went right on the barbecue for dinner (with Thai curry, paprika, salt, lime juice and olive oil).

A few photos can be seen here.

29.95295N    92.14324W    45 ft