Okay, so this is the last Halloween article of the year.
Having grown up in the food world I have tried to tie in Halloween costumes with a food related theme. In grade school I was a pumpkin one year when all the other kids were Batman. When I got older one year I was a dictator and then there was the year I was the Planter’s Peanut Guy. I think one year I bought one of those crab outfits, or wait…That might have been a visit to the doctor’s office for something sexually transmitted. Oh well.
So this year I’ve decided to do something a little different.
I love shrimp. Shrimp scampi, grilled shrimp on a stick, even pickled shrimp. So shrimp it is. Believe it or not, buying a shrimp costume off of the internet is easier than you think. And when the post office lady came up to my door the other morning with an Amazon.com box she gave me a funny look because the box said “Shrimp” all over it, although it may have had something to do with the fact that it was 8:30 in the morning and I forgot to tie the sash on my robe.
As I mentioned before I have had my fair share of shrimp relationships. In the restaurant kitchen in Mexico Beach, Florida I have de-headed, deveined, peeled and cleaned thousands of shrimp. If you take the shells and put them on your finger you have shrimp puppets. My last shrimp finger puppet I was Darth Vader. “I am your father.” I sometimes put two shells on opposite fingers and star in my own version of the “Ren & Shrimpy Show.” I have also been to prawn shops and I often play golf shrimp.
So this year I will don my shrimp costume, grab my three-iron and I will go out trick or treating as a golf shrimp. And don’t forget to bring your shot glass with you when you go out.
Here’s a dirty shrimp, as opposed to a slutty shrimp recipe for Halloween. Check out the video and slideshow for some exciting ideas.
2 Lbs. Golf Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined
4 Tbs. Butter
2 Tsps. Fresh Garlic, Minced
1 Tsp. Oregano
1 Tsp. Cayenne
½ Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
Sea Salt/ Freshly Ground Black Pepper
½ Cup Beer
Sauté garlic and herbs in butter until garlic is slightly browned.
Add shrimp, stirring constantly, until shrimp are pink and done.
Pour in beer, simmer 1 minute more, and serve