Eating Nose to Tail


 
Why hello there!  It's been a while, hasn't it?  Why, yes.  Yes it has.

Alright, it's been a busy summer.  Lots of time spent with friends.  New job, with new hours.  My first 40 hour, nine to five.

With summer came summer grill outs.  Late this summer I discovered the joy of grilling head-on shrimp, especially in a simple chili marinade.
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There's something so satisfying about looking your lunch in their beady little eyes.  These guys cost 7$ and change for a pound and a half at my new favorite store HMART.  If you've got one in your area go right now.

Marinate overnight if you've got the time, if not try to baste them for the minute and a half they are on the grill.  For this particular batch I used Sriracha sauce and another one or two chili sauces floating around my fridge.  Truthfully, it's really hard to screw up a recipe of grilled shrimp.
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The great thing about shrimp is that even with their heads still on 90% of people will still eat them.  My dear friend Mandy, who is not a nose to tail person at all, ate these and loved them.  Granted she did not go as far as sucking on their little heads after tearing them off like some of us - but still.
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Serve hot off the grill and definitely suck on their little heads - lots of great flavour in there.

Looking forward to fall and some nice slow braises.  Maybe I'll even tackle tripe.
 


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Mandy
09/15/2010 07:17

So delicious!

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Sydney
09/15/2010 12:49

They really were! We've got to have a field trip to HMART soon - so much fun :)

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Your site is a much needed presence in the food blogosphere. Please do not stop. Btw - love your pork belly with napa cabbage and garlic scapes. Brilliant!

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Sydney
09/16/2010 05:42

Thank you Denise! That has absolutely made my morning.

I love that recipe too. Pork belly has a special place in my heart - you've given me someinspiration for my next post :)

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Barb
09/18/2010 14:31

Sounds delish but how does one eat a whole shrimp? Do you actually pull it apart as you're eating?

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Sydney
09/18/2010 17:13

Separate the body/head from the tail, suck on the head to get all the delicious juiciness, then either peel the tail (or not) and eat it.

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Jules
09/24/2010 13:33

I think your next project should involve churning butter. MMMMMMM butter.

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06/21/2013 03:30

Shrimp is one of my favorites, and when it is grilled, it is awesome. Thank you for sharing head on shrimp in chili sauce. As the name, the wish is with whole shrimp. Thank you sharing another great recipe. Good luck.

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