Wednesday, April 29, 2009

#94 The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cookbook

#94 The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cookbook

It's National Shrimp Scampi Day and who loved shrimp more than Bubba, no one! Remember the movie "Forrest Gump" and their list of ways to prepare shrimp? "Shrimp is the fruit of the can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, shrimp cocktail, pan-fried shrimp, deep-fried shrimp, stir-fried shrimp, peel'n'eat shrimp, shrimp scampi, shrimp with fried rice, shrimp salad, stuffed shrimp, baked shrimp, coconut fried shrimp, curried shrimp, dilled shrimp, shrimp etouffee..." Bubba's list went on and on, and there's 75 recipes and ways to cook shrimp in this little book alone.

Shrimp Scampi is one of the easiest. My daughter went to school in Australia and in the 8th grade instead of cutting up the traditional frog in science class, they dissected huge prawns. That's what a lot of the world calls shrimp. Anyway when they had learned all they could from the little fellows, the teacher got out a fry pan, place it over the bunsen burner and voila, shrimp scampi! They were a science lesson and lunch all at the same time, yum.

This is a cute cookbook with a foreword by Winston Groom, who wrote the novel and lots of quotes from Forrest. Cookbook #94 is The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cookbook.


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