Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

St. Simons – Day Three, Part II

Written by Patti on April 14th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Alrighty, we have eaten, visited with Cap, Miss Millie, Mr. Dick, Chef Dave, Chef John, and eaten some more.

What should we do now?

Darlings!! We are going on a shrimp boat! The Lady Jane, to be precise. This is going to be so much fun!

Cap’n Larry Credle, along with Marina biologists Paul and Phil, are giving us a first-hand look on what it means to be a shrimper. And….we get to eat boiled shrimp. Can you smell the Old Bay in the boiling water? Yum!

All aboard the Lady Jane! Watch your step.

Phil explains how the nets are cast mechanically.

I sit on the boat and try to think of as many dishes as I can with shrimp, ala Forest Gump. Shrimp scampi, shrimp cocktail, stuffed shrimp.

Here's our first haul. What did we catch?

Oh, it’s a diamondback terrapin turtle!

Lots of crab, shrimp and turtle.

Shrimp gumbo, steamed crab, turtle soup…

The best fed birds in the world. Everyday is the seafood buffet for them.

This is a great trip for the young ones, too. Take a look at the Burr Fish (aka puffer fish).

The Lady Jane makes learning fun.

Is it time for shrimp yet? Coconut shrimp, mint, chile & bacon shrimp, shrimp salad…

Paul is cooking them up!

Shrimp ala king, fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, shrimp bisque…

They are ready to serve!

Shrimp jambalaya, shrimp po boy, shrimp wrapped with bacon…

Fresh from the sea. Luscious.

Grilled shrimp, skewered shrimp, shrimp over greens…..

New bestie Kathleen and I waiting for some shrimp in our swanky hats.

Shrimp & grits, shrimp burger, popcorn shrimp…

New bestie Miss Leigh and I, posing with the gulls.

Key lime shrimp, tequila shrimp, shrimp stir fry…

You get the idea. I loved this expedition. It was my favorite of the trip. And for those of you who think it will be a shrimpy odor-y mess – I assure you, you could just enjoy the trip in your ball gown and tiara and come ashore smelling like a rose. Truly.

All aboard!!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Elvis Presley – The Shrimp Boat Song


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Elizabeth Beasley says:

    Now I must have shrimp for lunch!

  2. Lisa says:

    There is nothing like fresh off the boat shrimp. Puts all other shrimp to shame.

    What fun!

  3. Patti says:

    Yes!! xoxo, p