Aug 27, 2008

I Just Can't Get Enough of Seafood

Scribbled by Perky |

It’s no secret how much I love seafood. From my previous posts on my love for food, you can pretty much tell that I’m actually allergic to seafood. Yes, I’m one of those unlucky people in the world who are cursed with this silly allergy.

But I don’t really pay too much attention to it. I mean, I even took a 4-hour drive all the way to Kuantan just so I can eat fresh seafood (and happily dragged Bibik and Airswift along so I won’t get too lonely while driving ;) )

I’m a huge sucker for shrimps. I’m crazy about shrimps. I could be sitting at the dinner table and scratching myself all over and still I’d be stuffing my face with shrimps. Love it. Luuuuurrrrveee it!

Anyways, I visited this site on The Great American Seafood Cook Off, featuring top chefs and domestic, sustainable seafood recipes. I can’t cook to save my life, but luckily for me, I have McChef who works wonders in the kitchen.

So I was browsing through the Top 5 recipes listed, and I find myself drooling over the Texas Gulf Shrimp by Chef Mark Holley of Texas. This dish is served over hominy cakes with heirloom tomato relish drizzled with prickly pear gastrique.

The shrimp is deglazed with tequila (perhaps to give it a bit more bite and an aroma that can compete with the food). Also, I’ve always wanted to try out hominy, which is a southern United States dish. So the combination of ingredients in the Texas Gulf Shrimp really intrigues my taste bud, especially when you have the prickly pear gastrique in the mix as that would add a fruity flavor to the dish. Mmm.... Yumm.... *drool*

A part of this cook off is that the chefs use domestic seafood. I think that’s a great idea as not only is the seafood fresh but also it’s much cheaper than the imported ones. Also, this would encourage economic benefits from the jobs, technology and innovation that domestic offshore aquaculture would bring.

So if you love to eat or cook seafood or try out new recipes, just go to their website You can even vote for your favorite dish and get a chance to win a trip to New Orleans prize package.

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

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3 Your say:

ToughGirl101 said...

My sister is allergic to shrimp, but she still eats them too. how coud you not? It's soooo tasty.

Legolas said...

Urgh. Intolerant with the yellow stuff in prawns and crabs. I'm allergic to those.

Perky said...

Toughgirl 101:
Some food are just worth the trouble. Hahaha! I could almost get an orgasm from the thought of eating seafood alone ;)

Huh? There's yellow stuff in prawns & crabs? I've never noticed those b4...