calabasas (?)

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2005/07/28 21:05:17 (permalink)

calabasas (?)

A few years ago I drove along the Southeastern coast and remember seafood restaurants advertising "calabasas" (?) shrimp. What kind of dish is this? Is it like "popcorn shrimp?"
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    prius
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    RE: calabasas (?) 2005/07/28 21:31:06 (permalink)
    It's Calabash Shrimp...tiny or popcorn shrimp popular in the south and the "Calabash" is for the spot on the coast of South Carolina where everyone goes to eat seafood.
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    RE: calabasas (?) 2005/07/28 21:47:53 (permalink)
    Thank you!
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    RE: calabasas (?) 2005/07/29 09:40:45 (permalink)
    Calabash is the style in which they are cook not a species of shrimp.Small popcorn shrimp with no taste fried in month old lard,yummmy come get you some.
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    RE: calabasas (?) 2005/07/29 09:56:46 (permalink)
    Calabash is a tiny town in North Carolina just across the line from South Carolina. It gave its name to a style of cooking any kind of seafood in a light breading that has spices in it. To make it at home, you soak the seafood in buttermilk for a short time then roll it in a mixture of 1/2 self-rising flour to 1/2 self-rising cornmeal adding a small amount of Old Bay seasoning, red pepper, black pepper, garlic powder & dill or lemon pepper seasoning. Easy on thespices or it will overpower the seafood. Fry as usual . FANTASTIC if done right.
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