Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Some of you know that I can't cook to save my life. Add that to my hatred of dirty dishes, and I've become a bit of an eating-out whore. You may have noticed by the size of my thighs.

However, as of Monday I am back on the strict 2-week phase of South Beach Diet (again, thigh circumference issue) so Mr. FGD picked me up some shrimp that were deveined and depeeled or something (I don't know what that means, but, ewww, just ewww). Anyway, I threw them in some store bought marinade Sunday night, and when I got home from work last night I threw them in a pan (dirty dish ewwww) and heated them up on medium/medium-high.

They tasted like SHIT. They were warm but tasted kind of rubbery.

WTF did I do wrong?

I ended up heating up some fat-free white meat turkey hot dogs instead. Poor shrimpys. I'm sorry you died for no reason.

9 Comments, shout outs, and other gold diggin' love:

weezermonkey said...

Hilarious. Especially the accompanying illustration.

Ann Marie said...

Shrimp gets rubbery when it's overcooked. It usually shouldn't take more than 5-7 minutes on medium heat. HTH.

The Lazy Housewife said...

Plus you can't marinate them too long. Poor shrimpies!

Nanette said...

Confession: I once made really rubbery shrimped 'cuz I tried to fry them... and they were ALREADY cooked! Eek!

ssinca said...

ditto about the overcooking. then again, maybe your sauce sucked ass.

best to stick to takeout. ;)

wan said...

ooh, the new layout is lovely!

sorry, i'm SUPER behind on my blogreading :/

Insomniac said...

I need to do a strict Phase 2. Maybe after restaurant week. Hee!

amber said...

Poor lil shrimpies. :(

Ditto the others about overcooking. Shrimp cook fast, much faster than one would think.

Winnie said...

I can't stop laughing at this post. I <3 you.

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