Guest Post Friday: Life is like a box of chocolates…

01 Apr

I am really excited! Today for the very first time in the short history of DimpleArts blog I get to introduce a guest blogger. My very good friend Vicky from Shrimpaholic. To say that Vicky is a lover of shrimp, is not to saying anything at all. I think her post below will give you some insight into how big a fan Vicky really is. Definitely drop by Shrimpaholic for more of Vicky’s delicious cooking and witty tales.

I never saw it. *Gasp* That’s right, I, a self proclaimed shrimpaholic, am ashamed to admit that I have never actually seen Forrest Gump. Sure the acting is magnificent, and there is incredible heart warming story, but to think that I failed to see a movie that has inspired so much greatness is just humiliation of many proportions. This greatness of which I speak? Well I can only be referring to the happiest place on earth – Disneyland Bubba Gumps!

Can you imagine how elated I was when I discovered a restaurant all about you-know-what?! And then to find out that there’s actually a book full of recipes?! Well let me tell you, Christmas came early this year (think February). Thanks to, their ability to store my credit card information, and expedited shipping, I knew that within a few days I’ll be holding that beautiful brown cardboard box we all see way more frequently than we should. No? Just me again? Common people free shipping over $25! (Sorry, slight deviation)

Bubba Gump Shrimp cookbook

Now, when I was kindly asked to babble on Julia’s blog (which may have been due to judgment error) I decided that a simple link to an online reference would not suffice. Nope, just not good enough. This would be the magical moment when I debut my culinary key to happiness (cue bright spotlight and angel music).

And with that I present Bubba’s Beer-Broiled Shrimp, from The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cookbook

Shrimp Skewers

the stuff:

- 2 lbs unpeeled large fresh shrimp
- 3/4 cup beer
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbs plus 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp hot sauce

what to do:

Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Combine beer and remaining ingredients in a shallow dish. Add shrimp, stir to coat, and marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hrs.

Drain shrimp and discard marinade. Thread neck and tail of each shrimp onto six skewers. Place skewers on a lightly greased rack of a broiler pan. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat for about 3 minutes. Turn and broil an addition 2 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink.

“Now, Bubba taught me everything he knew about shrimpin’, but you know what I found out? Shrimpin’ is tough”. -Forrest Gump


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  1. Maria Ertl

    October 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I agree, conserving money on the internet or in actual lifetime is one of the most crucial items proper now. With the way the economy, job predicament, fuel selling prices and housing marketplace are everybody is trying to conserve a dollar the following and there. I feel that how to save funds and how to be a much better shopper must be a class taught in large school. So that children can have an even chance and realize what happens to dollars when they have to pay out their own costs.

  2. Yuliya

    April 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Really you must see this movie, it’s great. Make yourself a shrimp snack or seven and hunker down to watch it!