ginger: (lobster OF DOOM!)
PS. Does anyone happen to know if there's a trick to reheating shrimp in the microwave without overcooking it, beyond "check it every ten seconds"? I have leftover shrimp scampi from tonight's Red Lobster dinner :)

(... why is my lobster userpic not showing up?)
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Experiment 2 (low-to-medium quality experimental materials): My frozen meal today for lunch is shrimp and pasta in a lemon-garlic sauce. I figure, if I like the Lean Cuisine shrimp, I'll probably like other shrimp, but if I don't like the LC shrimp, it's possible that it's just because I'm too picky for TV-dinner shrimp, so I'll try them elsewhere a time or two before writing them off. :)

Verdict: They're not rubbery, but they do taste awfully bland under the garlic lemon sauce. While they're edible, these particular shrimp are not worth spending calories on. I think I'll eat the broccoli, but graze out of my snack cabinet (which, mental note, needs replenishment this weekend) instead of eating the bland shrimp.
ginger: (lobster OF DOOM!)
So in the last few months, I've discovered that I like several foods I hated when I was a kid. Things like breakfast sausage, and honey-mustard. (Not together.)

I didn't like hardly any seafood when I was younger. So I've decided that I'm going to expand my seafood horizons.

Previous seafood experience: I love the popcorn shrimp at Red Lobster. I like yon standard restaurant fish-n-chips, which is usually cod. I like breaded-and-fried clam strips, occasionally calamari (if I'm in the mood for it), and I've eaten and enjoyed mahi-mahi once. I'm pretty sure I don't like salmon, as it's a very very strong flavor, but would be willing to try it.

Experiment 1 (high quality experimental materials): Last weekend, Grant and Anjela and Dan and I went to Coho Cafe for lunch. I had seafood bisque ("Dungeness crab, bay shrimp & halibut in a rich seafood stock sherry cream reduction") and halibut and chips ("hand cut halibut dipped in beer batter & fried crisp, roasted onion tartar & seasoned fries") - all very very tasty.

End result: I like halibut. It's fairly mild. I liked the shrimp in the soup - next step is to try them on their own. I didn't seem to be able to notice any of the crab in the soup, which is sort of neutral - I didn't dislike it, but it didn't stand out. However, I also tried a bit of Anjela's crab cake, and that was good.

Experiment 2 (low-to-medium quality experimental materials): My frozen meal today for lunch is shrimp and pasta in a lemon-garlic sauce. I figure, if I like the Lean Cuisine shrimp, I'll probably like other shrimp, but if I don't like the LC shrimp, it's possible that it's just because I'm too picky for TV-dinner shrimp, so I'll try them elsewhere a time or two before writing them off. :)

Meta: I need a food userpic. Though as I'm currently lacking one, the Lobster of Doom seems appropriate for the topic of the post. :)

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