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Wednesday’s “Soup of the Week”

Welcome to this weeks Wednesday’s “Soup of the Week.” We’re going to take a look at some seafood recipes.

Recipe:

Shrimp Gumbo

2 lbs. fat(preferably rendered bacon grease)   1 lb.okra
1/4 lb bacon cut into small pieces                 1 can Contadina® tomatoe paste
2 large onions chopped                                2 Tbsp Gebhart® chili powder
3 cloves garlic                                             3 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 cup chopped celery                                   Bay leaf
1 small green pepper chopped                      salt and pepper
2 Tbsp Worcestershire® sauce                     1 pkg shrimp

Cook bacon in a large pot. Add onion, garlic, celery, green pepper, and okra. Cook until tender.
Add Worcestershire® sauce, chili powder, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and tomatoe paste. Add
a small amount of water (you can add more if you want it to be more juicy) and Bay leaf. Add
shrimp (if you want, you can also add crab or any other seafood you wish). Simmer and serve
on cooked rice.

Today’s Topic: Let’s take a look at how we come about being able to have seafood. This is for all the fishermen who catch the seafood people love to eat. This week, we’ll discuss about lobster, shrimping, cray fishing, crabbing, and cage fishing. I remember growing up how my aunt and uncle had crude wooden cages, that we tied ropes onto, so we could toss them over the docks hoping to catch cray fish or shrimp. It was interesting to sit and watch at first. We were taught how to make sure the cages were solid, then how to bait them, and finally how and where to place them in the water so we would catch the . While waiting on the pots, we would have our fishing poles going. The part we always complained about was having to clean and prepare our catches.

Of course, there are those of us who were great at “hand” fishing I used to love going to the ocean and hand catching crabs, horseshoe crabs, and various fish. If I knew exactly where to look (up and down the creek), I could catch cray fish by hand as well. Lobster and shrimp I never did though and I do not know of many who could catch shrimp by hand or if it has ever been done. I was also taught how to catch tadpoles by hand as well, even though they are not in this category. I have not done this type fishing for many years because it became illegal to fish like this unless you are Native American. I am unsure if that law is still in effect though.

Needless to say there are different levels of this fishing from safely exploring to deadly. All of them allow for people to enjoy the fine seafood quisines.

Here is one type of commercial fishing, King Crab, which is relevant to our topic check it out on YouTube:

World’s Deadliest Catch: Full Tank:

Deadliest Catch – How Crab Pots Work

Feel free to check out the other videos for this series.

Country Patriots

Jennifer

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October 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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