This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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...


Blogger pamwax said...

Handsome boy and beautiful food.

December 31, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Blogger Arsenette said...

Keep the tomatoes but move over.. I'm hauling for the shrimp.. HI THOMAS!! :D

December 31, 2008 at 1:31 PM

Blogger chaki said...

Yes, I will have to go over your tutorial carefully and make your southern fried dinner before school starts again. I don't think I can do my hands on green tomatoes until the summer though. Shrimp and chicken will make everyone happy.

Thomas is a lucky, happy boy! I love noodles too.

December 31, 2008 at 4:47 PM


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