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Shrimp Season is early

Sue in Mt P Apr 10, 2012 11:29 AM

I lucked up. My shrimper friend called and said he went out with the DNR yesterday. He asked if I wanted to buy any. No kidding!

So I picked up, brought 'em home, now I'm working on them.

The season will officially start by the end of the month.

  1. lynnlato Apr 10, 2012 05:48 PM

    Seeing your bag of Carolina shrimp makes me giddy... there's nothing finer. What'd you do with 'em tonight?

    Danna, sorry to hear about your uncles' crops. I have nothing but respect for farmers, who roll the dice and gamble against mother nature every season. They are far more daring than I could ever be.

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    1. re: lynnlato
      Sue in Mt P Apr 10, 2012 06:20 PM

      I know right? Nothing but respect.

      I made a huge shrimp salad with sesame oil, garlic and cilantro. Yay. The rest went into the freezer.

      1. re: Sue in Mt P
        danna Apr 11, 2012 05:29 AM

        wow, sounds great! Did you let the shrimp cool first before dressing them?

        How much are shrimp going for a pound (more or less)? We should start a little business. You meet me and lynn in Columbia and we'll drive 'em the rest of the way to Charlotte and G'ville. I wonder what the market would bear for shrimp that gorgeous if people knew they came off the dock that morning. I drive fast.

        1. re: danna
          Sue in Mt P Apr 11, 2012 05:39 AM

          Yes, I let them cool first.

          These were cheap. I hate to quote a price, since it could change. But it might work. I too drive fast.

          1. re: danna
            lynnlato Apr 11, 2012 11:09 AM

            I'm down! And I've got the speeding tickets to prove just how fast I drive. Oy.

            I may have to find some to bring back to my kids. If they knew I could get them some off-the-boat Carolina shrimp and didn't, well let's just say they wouldn't be happy.

            1. re: danna
              billyjack Apr 11, 2012 11:15 AM

              The Shrimp Man at the Kings Dr. market has the freshest shrimp I've found in Charlotte. They come from Carolina Beach. They're not cheap but you don't have to drive 4 hours to get them.

              He also sometimes has great flounder, amongst other fish.

              1. re: billyjack
                danna Apr 11, 2012 12:15 PM

                well....3 hours for some of us ;-)

                1. re: billyjack
                  lynnlato Apr 12, 2012 05:10 PM

                  I assume that was meant for me. :) And it's good to know! Thanks!

          2. Sue in Mt P Apr 10, 2012 02:26 PM

            Boo about the crop. Peaches are my favorite fruit.

            I discussed the nature of the work with Tommy. There's a nice article about him in "Palate" magazine. Have you seen it?

            I think you'll like it. When you come down, let me know if you want shrimp right off the boat. I can say, without hesitation, they are so sweet!

            1. danna Apr 10, 2012 01:01 PM

              don't work too hard.;-)

              I hope that means a great prosperous year for the shrimpers.

              My uncles (and a lot of others ) just lost the whole peach crop to hail that covered a swath in northern g'ville and spartanburg counties and heading toward Chesnee. And now frost warnings for Wed night. It's rough when your living is dependent on nature.

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