Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Let The Good Times Roll

I was wondering if I should post another meal so soon. Then I thought, can there ever be enough food?

This is a summer go to meal: a shrimp boil. There is a more complicated version involving sausage, onions, celery, more guests and a crazy redhead. This is best done at the beach.

But last night there were only four of us, two dogs and a breezy summer night.

So, in a large pot you steam potatoes covered with Old Bay Seasoning for 10 minutes, add corn, more Old Bay, steam another 10, then the shrimp, more seasoning, steam another 10 minutes. Make a salad, heat and slice bread, place shrimp boil in bowl and serve with cocktail sauce.

Very important to cover your table in newspaper as shrimp shells and corn cobs are discarded directly onto table. When bowl is empty roll up "tablecloth" and throw in trash.

For dessert, gelato, freshly picked raspberries and lots of laughter.


  1. Please can i come and lie with you?

    We had an avocado for supper last night.

    Just a poor lonesome avocado.

  2. I'm buying some Old Bay on the internet and am so doing this here this summer!!

  3. Miss Pickering, Yes you can come and live with us. We live for another mouth to feed.

    And you can put flowers in my hair.

    SJ, tell me when you get it and I'll give you the complete recipe. Throw in a little saucisse and you're the queen of the village.

  4. Ah, the shrimp boil, a great summer meal! But no crazy redhead???

  5. So good. Mitchell would kill for that meal. He's is the Old Bay King!

  6. Hi Jane,

    You are not only a good florist, you must be a good cook too. That meal looks delicious! Very different from the kind of meals we normally eat. All that seafood and the sweet corn....mmmm!!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  7. I absolutely am gonna try it. Tomorrow is a horror, but maybe I can gather up the ingredients for Saturday - already have shrimp. Yum!

  8. i'm having some serious food envy right now. everything looks so good!

    xo Alison

  9. Lol! You're right, there's always room for food! I love the huge, family style bowl

  10. lordy, you just made me very hungry. I ate a peanut butter sandwich tonite. I'm loving your blog!!