When asked for his perfect dish, LA Times food writer Russ Parsons knew his answer immediately: the salt-roasted Santa Barbara spot prawns at Providence restaurant. Here he describes what makes this dish so sublime. (And in the June 4, 2008, edition of the Times he took a closer look at these crustaceans.)

This video was originally published in June 2008.

The unparalleled. The best in show. We call it The Perfect: our video series on how something so very good gets to be that way.

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