Sunday, December 6, 2009
Mosaic Monday - Shrimp Truck's Last Visit
The weekend before Thanksgiving turned out to be the last visit of the Fabian Shrimp Truck from the Gulf for the season. Usually I try to make it to their stop in Sioux Falls but just happened to run across him in St. Peter, MN on my way home from the Cities.
Susan from Savoring Time in the Kitchen gave us the heads up on him last Spring, when she ended up being interviewed by a reporter doing a story on the Shrimp Truck! I was not disappointed in any way... ended up buying 3# of the larger shrimp which came to almost 50 pieces!
They packed them in ice for me so I could make the trip home, then froze all but this batch in water for use later on. These are fresh gulf shrimp, headless shell-on, all of their shrimp are Wild-Caught...not farm raised. You do have to devein them, but it is so worth the time when you taste the freshness of these delectable morsels!!
The meal was simple, fresh sauteed shrimp with angel hair pasta covered with a garlic butter sauce. A little crusty baguette on the side made the meal complete.
I'm kind of kicking myself now for not getting some of their oysters..but having shopped a little more than expected in Minneapolis that weekend I had to be selective! BUT, I will be waiting for their return in the Spring.... you can get on their schedule by clicking on their link above.
I'm linking this post for Mosaic Monday, joining Mary at the Little Red House. Be sure to check out her blog to links for some fantastic and unique mosaics!