Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy Birthday

Birthday's should always be celebrated. Today is that special day for a special person in my life.

I sought to create a very special dinner. As I entered the SM Seafood Market, I had no clue what I wanted to cook. Considerations included live crawfish but getting these babies without a pre-order is next to not especially on a Sunday. Possibly frozen and that was a no also. I decided on fresh oysters, head on Santa Barbara Shrimp and Skate wing. Do I know how to shuck an oyster? - No. Have I ever cooked Skate Wing? - No. But I have a son who graduated from the CIA. He knows.

Insult onto injury, I headed to Costco and got some King Crab legs and Mussels to steam. Note - this dinner is planned for two.

I tend to go overboard. I really never got use to cooking a meal without the out of nest kids. What I finally brought to the table included: fresh shucked oysters, steamed mussels with a lemon-garlic butter sauce, grilled head on shrimp, king crab legs, skate wings pan fried with a caper butter sauce and steamed broccoli rabewith a great white wine.

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Moon said...

Those are shrimp? Holy Cow, they're huge!

Did you know SM Fish moved from the Colorado location?

Sylvie said...

I got those shrimp, skate and oysters from SM Fish. The new place is noisier but maybe that's because it is a busy location.

Anonymous said...

Happly Belated Birthday, Greg!!!