Shrimp Boil

Even though it was my idea to go to Vicenti for date night on Friday, at the last minute, I vetoed my own plan. You'd think I was crazy to pass up one of the best (according to Jonathon Gold) Italian restaurants in L.A., but I had two legitimately sane reasons. One, my skinny jeans have been a tad too skinny and accentuated muffin tops are not a good look for me. Secondly, I was dying to have a shrimp boil. The idea suddenly struck me in the middle of the work day. Sometimes my mind wanders and makes its way back to the contents of my refrigerator. Shrimp and corn patiently waiting. The old undeniably carbalicious potato ready to compliment any meal. The meal idea practically fell into my lap. And when I get an idea into my head, no matter how ridiculous it is, one thing is for sure. It's going to happen.

I've always been a huge fan of Chinese hot pot, so this dinner was like a New Orleans style hot pot. I infused my water with old bay seasoning, bay leaves, peppercorns, chili flakes, mustard seeds and coriander seeds. I dropped in red potatoes, carrots, onions, corn and at the last moment Louisiana Gulf Shrimp. One pot wonders, gotta love 'em.


  • piscesgal

    16 Jun 2008 05:06 pm

    [c’est top] I have family in Louisiana,and am looking forwards to having a shrimp(or possibly crawfish!)boil when I’m there.

  • Purplesque

    16 Jun 2008 08:06 pm

    [this is good] The best meals come in one pot.

  • Candy Sparks

    17 Jun 2008 04:06 am

    looks great!



  • dearbarbz

    17 Jun 2008 06:06 pm

    Mmm. I’m so hungry right now too 

  • MoOgooGuypAN

    17 Jun 2008 11:06 pm

    Gotta love the simplicity of throwing everything in a pot and letting it create itself.  Something about food like that just reminds you of home and warms you all over.

  • Rebecka

    24 Jun 2008 12:06 am

    Wow, that looks and sounds really good! And so easy! :)


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