Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Cookbook

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Cookbook
[641.636 Bub]

I enjoy seafood, and I enjoy movies. This book crosses the two over quite nicely. The recipes in this book are interspersed with commentary in the voice of the fictional movie character Forrest Gump (from the same-titled novel by Winston Groom). The 77 recipes in this book are broken into categories -- baked, barbequed, broiled, fried and sauteed -- along with a section on sides and sauces that go well with shrimp dishes. The instructions for each recipe are simple and straight-forward, and for the most part can be accomplished without elaborate or unusual equipment. If you, like myself, are a shrimp-lover, you'll find yourself salivating over the descriptions of each dish, while also chuckling at the side notes from Forrest. My only complaint about this book is that, although there are a handful of photo illustrations of some of the dishes, those photos are few and far between...I would've preferred images of each of the dishes. Otherwise, a tasty and humorous little specialty cookbook. [If you enjoy this, you may also like My Favorite Chocolate Recipes: Mama's Fudge, Cookies, Cakes and Candies, by Winston Groom.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant web site ]

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