Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I Fail At Cooking Shrimp

Tonight for dinner I started up some rice, in the rice cooker.  The rice cooker is quite possibly man's greatest invention; it cooks rice perfectly with no human input once it's started.  It even turns itself off for you (or goes to a Keep Warm setting).

Then I decided to sautee up some shrimp.  No big deal, right?  I put the heat on medium low, because I HATE overcooked shrimp.  I think it's my biggest fear.  I put the shrimp on.  They weren't really "sizzling", but I thought I cooked them enough before flipping.  So I flipped.  And later I scooped them out, and put them on the rice.  I even put cheese on top of all of it.

I ate the shrimp.  AAH! What is that Oceanic taste?  These shrimp have not been cooked enough! I said to myself.  But I'm barely hungry at all anyways!

So then, instead of going and re-heating them, I wrote a blog post about it.  Because I'm not very hungry and I'm so dissatisfied with my cooking ability that I'd rather not attempt perfection a second time.

Here's a picture of Chazwick Bundick from Toro y Moi.  How was your night?

37 comments:

  1. No such thing as bad shrimps anyways, I'd eat that stuff up raw, undercooked, perfectly cooked or overcooked.

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  3. Just dont eat shrimp, they are bad for you anyway. Problem solved!

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  4. Urgh..i dont know how you can eat them anyway...regardless of how they're cooked..Me and all my family hatteeee seafood so much...i'll probs die of some lack of vitamin that comes from it but meh..Its worth not eating it.

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  6. Man! Always eat a test shrimp. Always!

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  7. Why all the hate on shrimp?

    resultsmayvary, I DID eat a test shrimp! It seemed fine at the time!

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  8. Bah, shrimp is always good. It's probably one of my most favorite things to eat.

    Om nom nom

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  11. Brah, I'll teach you don't worry about it.

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  12. ^ What Pig Disgusting said. Breaded them shrimp in flour and deep fry that shit. Nom nom nom nom.

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  13. Haha thats an awesome pic, i love it. Just spreading some loveeeeee ;p

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  14. Hm... Other than play Xbox, and cook some Mac 'n Cheese, I really didn't do much that was slightly interesting at all... Glad to know you had a decent (well sort of :p) night, everyone should have one of those nowadays, people are too stressed in this world!

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  15. very interesting read, thanks for the good read. looks like you spent alot of time on it!thanks sharing some love bro!

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  16. Haha shrimp is easy to cook! Try gutting a 30 lb salmon thats still alive.... Then cooking it =) Gives you good exercise too

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  17. Never been much into seafood other than Fish...but I haven't tried shrimp to be honest.

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  18. come over to my blog and learn how ot cook.

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  19. I really want a rice cooker for my flat :( Miss my parents one!

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  20. just keep trying one day you'll find that perfect shrimp :P

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  21. Don't feel bad man, I fail at cooking soup.

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  22. I love me some shrimp. Gotta sear those puppies, man, don't be afraid of high temps.

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  23. I like shrimp you buy at the store like safeway or something tastes good

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  24. Rice is gods gift to mankind. Well, rice and prostitutes.

    brb, brothel.

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  25. oh man i love shrimp! never tried cooking it though, perhaps i should

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  26. Shrimp is generally pre-cooked. I have yet to try fresh stuff for sushi though.

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  27. I've done that, but with lobster, and because it was expensive as hell, I threw it on the grill for awhile until the charcoal taste erased it.

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  28. shrimps pretty fragile
    check my blog for sick politics!

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  29. This combo reminds me of my mom's shrimp fried rice. It's damn good, ask for a recipe if you're interested.

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