Fried Shrimp and Green Tomatoes
There can't possibly be anything better than fried shrimp. Can there???
No. Not unless its Fried Shrimp with Fried Green Tomatoes!
The shrimp were white shrimp, about the size of my index finger, which I cleaned, dredged and cooked as per my Southern Frying tutorial. :)
The tomatoes are just that, green tomatoes. Slicing tomatoes that haven't ripened and turned red yet. Simply peel the skin, core, slice thinly and lay out on paper towel to drain. After I fried the shrimp I used the same oil and the same dredging mix to cook them. Fried green tomatoes are such a Southern tradition. They are wonderful! A beautiful, crunchy coating hiding their pale green, tangy goodness inside. I love them.
Not so much...
Of course, he loves noodles. Pretty much any kind of noodles. For our seafood feast he cooked himself some Hong Kong Style Shrimp Noodles (honest, that's what the package says).
And enjoyed them emensley.
Pete had a couple of my precious tomato slices with his fried shrimp and his colossal scallop, which I wrapped in bacon and sauted in olive oil with just a bit of pepper on it. They were also wonderful, succulent, sweet, cooked just right (although it may not look it in my picture).
At any rate, a good time was had by all. I got in one last "fry" for the year and now can start 2009 with a renewed purpose of eating healthier, wiser, better...