Monday, August 30, 2010

Colington Color.

One of my favoritest places to go is Billy's Seafood on Colington Road. We go there several times a week.
I walk in and sit on the locals bench and people watch.
There's Billy himself. Holding court.
All tourons.
A senior cyclist dropped in. It says "senior cyclist" on the back of his T shirt.
It's a happening place.
We bought 7 pounds of heads-on shrimp. The shrimp is $3.75/pound now. How much shrimp do you think 7 pounds of heads-on makes after heading and shelling? Well, I'll tell you. He ended up with 5 freezer bags of shrimp. 13.7 oz. 1 lb. 1.2 oz. 1 lb. 0.1 oz. 1 lb. 2.3 oz. 14.9 oz.
_____________ 3 lb. 32 .2 oz.
or 5 lb. 0.2 oz.
5 bags at .2 oz. a bag is 1 oz. So we ended up with 4 pounds 15.2 ounces of shrimp.
And check out the size of these shrimp.
Thank you, Mr. Hawthorne. I didn't do nuthin'. He de-headed, de-veined, de-everythinged to the shrimp. And placed them in freezer bags.
When I looked up, there was a plate of shrimp lo mein.
He'd cooked whole wheat pasta, shrimp, black sesame seeds, and fresh scallions. And served it on a coral plate!
Mr. Hawthorne cooked the shrimp in butter and sesame oil. Be careful. A little sesame oil goes a long way. He added white wine to the shrimp, and tossed in the cooked noodles, scallions, and black sesame seeds. Quick, light, and very enjoyable.

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