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  • Monthly Cooking Thread - March 2020

    03/01/2020 4:17:51 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 258 replies
    I went to a 'Fat Tuesday Potluck' last week, and one young lady brought Shrimp Etouffee, which I had never had. Instead of rice, she served it over grits, and I was in Heaven. Here is Chef John's recipe, thoughtfully adapted to frozen shrimp because it's all that many of us can procure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx1yprdgs80We're coming up on Asparagus Time, and I'm looking for new ways to use it. We can get it nearly all year now, but find the nice big ones in Summer. We usually put it on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and...
  • Prawn to be wild: cocaine found in all shrimp tested in rural UK county

    05/02/2019 3:44:32 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 May 2019
    Researchers have found cocaine in all samples of shrimp tested in a rural area of eastern England, with ketamine also widespread. Lead author Thomas Miller from King’s said that “concentrations were low” but that the compounds “might pose a risk to wildlife.” One of Miller’s colleagues, Leon Barron, called the regular occurrence of illicit drugs in wildlife as a result of “surprising”. “We might expect to see these in urban areas such as London, but not in smaller and more rural catchments,” he added.
  • Newly-discovered ancient crab species is like nothing science has seen before

    04/26/2019 9:21:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    BGR.com ^ | April 25th, 2019 at 10:05 PM | Mike Wehner
    When researchers discover fossils of species that are new to science it’s only natural that they attempt to find a place for them in the colossal tree of life, matching them up with related species that may even exist today. A newly-discovered species of ancient creature is pushing that practice to its absolute limit. Tiny fossils discovered in both Colombia and the United States reveal the existence of a pint-sized marine animal that lived some 90 million years ago. It’s being called a crab, but the researchers who discovered it are quick to point out how dramatically different it is...
  • ‘This thing is unreal:’ Seafood fans gawk at massive California Costco lobster claws

    03/21/2019 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.tri-cityherald.com ^ | March 20, 2019 04:25 PM, Updated March 20, 2019 04:27 PM | By Jared Gilmour
    Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand. Screenshot from Instagram ================================================================= Seafood lovers on Instagram and Reddit are freaking out over photos showing gigantic lobster claws, and those posting the pictures say they bought them at Costco stores. “This thing is unreal!” one Instagram user wrote this week, sharing a couple of photos of a massive claw in Southern California’s Newport Beach. “I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco...
  • 'Coconut Is Pure Poison' (Harvard Professor)

    08/22/2018 11:27:29 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 175 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 20, 2018 | Valentina Resetarits
    ‘…During the lecture, titled "Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors," Karin Michels has made herself very clear with regard to dietary recommendations, and underlined that coconut oil is not healthy. Its superfood status had already come under scrutiny last year after the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its guidelines, which recommended that people avoid the saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. Michels went a step further than to recommend avoiding the foodstuff, saying "coconut oil is pure poison" and "is one of the worst foods you can eat." There's no study showing significant health benefits to coconut-oil consumption. And,...
  • NATIONAL SEA MONKEY DAY – May 16

    05/16/2018 1:28:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    National Sea Monkey Day is observed each year on May 16. Most of us have memories of waiting for our mail order shipment of these magical creatures. The delivery usually contained the small “aquarium-like” hatching kit for them to live and grow in. Sea Monkeys are a type of “Artemia” (brine shrimp). They got their name because of their monkey-tail look. Following the popularity of the ant farms, Harold von Braunhut invented the “Sea Monkeys” and hatching kits in 1957. He did most of his advertising through comic books. He once said, “I think I bought something like 3.2 million...
  • CURTAIN RODS

    08/31/2017 9:05:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/31/17 | Lock Piatt
    On the first day, He sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and Suitcases. On the second day, He had the movers come and collect his things. On the third day, He sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by Candle-light; he put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound Of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of wine. When he'd Finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten Shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the curtain Rods. He then cleaned up The...
  • National Shrimp Day May 10

    05/10/2017 3:16:17 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    Observed annually on May 10, it is National Shrimp Day. Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood, and this is the day to celebrate this delicious seafood. The word “prawn” is used loosely to describe any large shrimp, sometimes known as “jumbo shrimp.” Some countries use the word “prawn” exclusively for all shrimp. Popular North America Shrimp Dishes: •Seafood Gumbo: A stew or soup that probably originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. Seafood gumbo typically consists of a strongly flavored stock, shrimp and crab meat (sometimes oysters), a thickener, and seasoning vegetables. Gumbo is often categorized by...
  • A new 40-year-old Mountain House taste test

    04/28/2017 9:06:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    joelsgulch.com ^ | 4/26/2017 | Joel
    Now, I’ll be totally honest with you – I don’t even know what Shrimp Creole is. So I looked it up… Shrimp creole is a dish of Louisiana Creole origin, consisting of cooked shrimp in a mixture of whole or diced tomatoes, the Holy trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper, spiced with hot pepper sauce and/or cayenne-based seasoning, and served over steamed or boiled white rice Okay, so this stuff is eaten with rice. Makes sense, anybody interested in storing long-term food will certainly have a sack of rice or ten.
  • Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’

    07/04/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    Tea Party/Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2016 | Daily Caller Staff
    Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” (Daily Caller) – Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” “We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016, we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others...
  • Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

    06/01/2016 7:20:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    washington post ^ | 1 June 2016 | Ben Guarino
    Fishermen call the animals “thumb-splitters” — at least one man has had a finger amputated after a mantis shrimp strike — and a blow from the crustacean’s truncheon can crack a pane of stock aquarium glass... The mantis shrimp, only distantly related to the species you would find covered in tempura batter, come in two types, which marine biologists divide into “spearers” or “smashers.” The spearers impale prey with a javelin strike of a pointed claw, whereas the smashers use their fist-like appendages to pop the shells of their food. Smashers, and their shrimply hammers — technically known as dactyl...
  • 'Shrimp Boy' Chow trial keeps lid on SF 'pay to play' politics (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/25/2015 5:37:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/23/15 | Matier and Ross
    Chinatown crime boss Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow - the man at the heart of a federal corruption case that brought down former state Sen. Leland Yee and engulfed City Hall with allegations of 'pay to play' politics, took the center stage in U.S. District Court this week to deny the murder and racketeering charges against him. But anyone expecting his testimony to blow the roof of City Hall or cause Mayor Ed Lee further embarrassment would be sadly disappointed. The trial has largely boiled down to unpacking the nearly decade-old murder of businessman Allen Leung, and whether Chow - who...
  • Six of 'Shrimp Boy' Chow's co-defendants plead guilty (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/11/2015 9:00:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/15 | Matt Hamilton
    Six defendants in the sweeping criminal prosecution of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, part of a public corruption and organized crime investigation that ensnared a once-prominent Democratic politician, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, prosecutors said.. In a San Francisco courtroom before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, the defendants entered their pleas to some of the charges filed against them in an indictment that alleged gun-running, a rampant pay-for-play political culture, money laundering, drug trafficking and more. None of the six admitted to racketeering, a count for which former state Sen. Leland Yee, one of the many caught in the wide-ranging federal inquiry,...
  • Frozen Shrimp Sold at Costco Tied to Company That Uses Slave Labor: Lawsuit

    The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident.Bay Area activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Costco is knowingly selling frozen shrimp tied to a company that uses slave labor. Costco knows the farmed prawns it buys from Southeast Asia are linked to fishermen from Thailand who have been shackled, tortured or even murdered, activists claimed at a press conference held in Burlingame on Wednesday morning. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident who cites state laws that aim to prevent companies from misleading customers about illegal behavior in...
  • Maryland Style Shrimp

    03/21/2015 2:37:13 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 85 replies
    FReeRepublic ^ | 03/31/2015 | Moi
    It's time for you FReepers to get the real deal. Here is a recipe that will always be a winner.
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment (shoulder-fired missiles)

    02/14/2015 10:11:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/12/15
    **SNIP** The charges against most defendants, including Chow, remain the same as in a previous indictment, but the new document added two money laundering conspiracy counts against Yee and Jackson. All of the defendants are being re-arraigned on the revised 230-count indictment, known as the second superseding indictment, last week and this week. Chow, 54, of San Francisco, is accused of conspiring to racketeer, or to operate a continuing criminal enterprise that allegedly included selling drugs and stolen property and money laundering. He is also charged with conspiring to receive and transport stolen liquor, conspiring to traffic in stolen and...
  • Another threat from climate change: bad-tasting shrimp

    12/22/2014 3:20:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    Some of the consequences of climate change are obvious -- shrinking polar ice caps, rising sea levels, more damaging floods -- and some are subtle. Among the latter, we can now add bad-tasting seafood. So concludes a team of researchers led by Sam Dupe of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, recently published in the Journal of Shellfish Research. They tested shrimp raised for three weeks in seawater of average pH versus shrimp raised in acidic waters, similar to conditions that may prevail as the continued emission of excess carbon dioxide turns the oceans more acidic. Seafood is an important source...
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow denied bail by SF judge (Leland Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    06/11/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6/11/14 | Bob Egelko
    (06-11) 14:24 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Friends, neighbors and a former fellow inmate of Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow took turns testifying Wednesday that the onetime Chinatown gang leader had turned his life around and should be released on bail while fighting money-laundering charges. Describing the witnesses as sincere but not fully informed, U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins refused to release Chow from jail, where he has been kept since his arrest in April. While Chow has engaged in "community activities of a positive nature" since his release from federal prison in 2003 after serving time for racketeering, federal prosecutors presented evidence...
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...