Monday, April 12, 2010

The Shrimp Shack

This tiny restaurant is highly recommended by Pat Conroy in his cookbook. He says their shrimp burgers are so good that he used to dream about them while living in Rome, Italy.
He and his daughter stop and get one as soon as they come back to Fripp. Side note: We didn't see him last week while on Fripp, and it wasn't for lack of looking. Boo Hoo.

So after buying groceries on Tuesday, we stopped to see if we agreed with Pat and his assessment of the famous Shrimp Burger. It was good but nothing to rave about. We were both a little disappointed.

Laurel had a conversation by the pool with a native islander, and he said that sometimes they're a little slimy. That was our conclusion. We must have hit a slimy Shrimp Burger day. My faith in Pat was restored. It was the cook's fault. I'll try one again next visit.

P.S. Mr. Conroy said in his cookbook that he has tried and tried to get the recipe for the Shrimp Burger, but the owner won't give it to him. I bet she'd the one in the above photo glaring at me!


Pom Pom said...

Why would you grind up shrimp? They are so delicious and pink when cooked in garlic and butter. I'd try it though. Are you heading home?

debbie bailey said...

Hey Pom Pom,

They ground up the shrimp, added other stuff to hold it together and make it taste good, shaped it into a pattie, and fried it.

We came home Sunday, unfortunately. I never want to leave that place.