I am on a soap box[pretend one of course] demanding equal time for Shrimp! The lobster's 7th cousin twice removed, has had the limelight long enough,and I say move over redhead, it's Shrimp for formal night!!! Can I get an amen!!!
Just think....JUMBO shrimp cocktail, shrimp bisque soup, endive salad witrh salsa shrimp, and your choice of these entrees & many more. Be still my heart!!
Well,you get the picture...let the lobsters grow big under the sea for a few years & make a big comback in a few years. They say if you love lobsdter you will love shrimp...the other way around is a lie!!! This I know from personal tastings!!
I think I will email everyone who has ever cruised,and every cruise line, and maybe, just maybe, I will be surprised one cruise...And Trip lived happily ever after
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Last edited by Trip; March 23rd, 2011 at 01:36 PM.
I have to say I was a big lobster fan but the last few times it just didnít excite me. We went out this past Sunday and I had a good size tail but I donít know it just didnít appeal to me. Iím only so, so with shrimp lately too. Maybe my taste buds are changing.
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All lobsters are not the same. Maine lobster is much more tasty that the caribbean lobster. Most cruise ships serve caribbean lobster.
A few years ago on the Navigator we cruised w/12 members of our family. 1st night jumbo shrimp cocktails were on the menu. One of my Granddaughters asked the maitre' if we could get shrimp cocktails everyday. He said yes and we all got the cocktails w/every meal w/o having to ask.
I have never been impressed with MDR lobster. It is either a half tail of frozen Caribbean lobster or a tiny tail of lobster. None of them have had much flavor and I have a hard time understanding why people get so excited about having lobster on a cruise. There are MANY other dishes that are a lot fresher and more flavorful.
Trip: You sound like Forrest Gump's friend Bubba. "You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautť it. There's, um, shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp in potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That's, that's about it."
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I am a fan of most crustaceans. I could eat shrimp or lobster until it comes out of my ears. I love shrimp cocktail and pretty much anything with shrimp in it.
Some of my favorite shrimp joints are Shuckers on Ontario Street in Chicago and back in the 80's I loved to go to The Fish Market in Phoenix down on Camelback Rd. (Try Steamers next door too) as they both had some of the largest most succulent prawns I have ever put in my mouth. I have not been to either place in many years, so will some of my CruiseMates go check them out and let me know if they are still as good as I recall? 8)
Have you shrimp lovers ever realize the larger the shrimp the better they taste. Shrimp is the only food, (animal or vegatable) where larger is better, all other foods are tough or soggy as they get bigger or older, including Maine Lobster.