Fruit of the Sea

Shrimp can be substituted for almost any shellfish recipe that calls for crab, lobster, crayfish or scallops. Use a little creativity and just follow some suggested ways you can prepare shrimp from the 1994 movie Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise. Apparently Bubba’s mama taught him a thing or two about shrimp...

Bubba: Have you ever been on a real shrimp boat?

Forrest Gump: No, but I've been on a real big boat. 

Forrest Gump: So Bubba was from Bayou la Batrie, Alabama, and his mama cooked shrimp. And her mama before her cooked shrimp, and her mama before her mama cooked shrimp, too. Bubba's family knew everything there was to know about the shrimpin' business. 

Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey'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.

To quote Forrest Gump: “That's all I have to say about that.”

images, Aldric D'Eon, Judith Angsten