just a reminder to all shrimp lovers that the native shrimp season is here. We are getting ours whole for $1.50 lb from Kris at the Sanders fish truck friday in Concord, but I noticed some in Market Basket for $4 lb. with the heads off which is not too bad,
For those not familiar with them, these are small shrimp (the biggest ones you will normally get are about the size of the smallest frozen shrimp you will find in the grocery store, and the smaller ones even smaller) caught in the gulf of Maine, genuine native deep sea creatures that come to you fresh and free of chemicals, sewage or hormones.
They are extremely sweet, and addictive. I use them in all sorts of oriental and indian recipes, but they are also terrific just boiled and served with melted butter, or just steam them with some shrimp or crab boil spice and forget the butter.
Unfortunately, probably because the season is so short, there doesn't seem to be good distribution system for these wonderful shrimp, and they can be hard to find in stores too far away from the seashore. In NH and ME, most of them seem to be sold out of trucks parked by the roadside!