“Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There’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. That- that’s about it.” – Benjamin Buford ‘Bubba’ Blue.
Bubba was absolutely correct. You can prepare shrimp so many different ways, it feels like the possibilities are endless!
For example, at Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse you can order gulf shrimp boiled or fried. You can have it stuffed with crabmeat and fish. Get it as part of The Lafayette, The Nola or The Bourbon Street. Of course, there’s lots of shrimp in the Seafood Gumbo and Creole Gumbo, and if you haven’t tried out their authentic street tacos, the shrimp tacos are a delicious choice! And of course, their Shrimp Po-boy is a must. www.natesseafood.com
If you love Italian food, add shrimp to their Classic Fettuccine Alfredo or the Mozzarella alla Caprese salad at Antonio Ristorante in Addison Circle. Chef Antonio’s creations are simply delicious and always served fresh. You will not be disappointed and since the weather is a bit more tolerable right now, grab a bottle of wine and sit out in their patio to enjoy your meal. www.antonioristorante.com
At Kenny’s Italian Kitchen the menu is straightforward and full of amazing dishes. For an appetizer try the Garlic Shrimp. If you are at an Italian restaurant, it is probably a safe bet that you are there for a pasta dish, try the Shrimp Scampi and the Seafood Fra-diavlo. www.kennysitalian.com
Chef Richard Chamberlain opened Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill in 2001. According to their website, “Chef Richard Chamberlain selects the freshest seafood sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, the Atlantic coast, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.” From their ‘Starters’ menu try the Seafood Gumbo, Coconut Almond Crusted Shrimp or Chilled U-10 Shrimp Cocktail. When you are ready for the main dish, try ‘Chef Valentin’s Shrimp & Grits.’ The dish consists of wood-grilled jumbo shrimp, honey-cured pork belly, truffle cheddar grits, and Tabasco butter sauce. For a dish with a little bit of everything, order the Fish Market Cioppino. It has shrimp, mussels, clams, scallop and fresh fish simmered in a rich broth of white wine, tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs. www.chamberlainsseafood.com