Thanks Forrest. Now I miss seafood.

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  1. I feel your pain now. After reading this I want fresh shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico from my favorite restaurant. I didn’t know Forrest Gump was a book. I learned something new today. Thanks.

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  2. I grew up in Alabama where we had tons of fresh shrimp and oysters. I loved going to restaurants that served nothing but fresh shrimp and oysters on the half shell. Your post brought back nice memories. Thanks….

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  3. I remember those days vividly! You describe them so well. Unfortunately they are less frequent now. The next time we come visit we’ll try to bring some wild Georgia shrimp and do them on the grill instead of hot dogs. One of our neighbors has a son who is a shrimper, and every year about this time we buy 20-30 pounds, eat some fresh and freeze the rest (in water) for later. Hm, maybe we’ll have some for supper…

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  4. I adore Forrest Gump its such a great read. I’ve just finished reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.The main character Don reminds me of Forrest with his obsessive compulsive behaviors. Don eats lobster every Tuesday, prepared exactly the same way each week according to a standardised meal system. It’s wonderful how books can evoke strong memories and reminisces. Oh by the way, lobster is out of season here so we had prawns last night. Perhaps I was influenced by Don.

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    1. I just heard someone talking about that book on one of the podcasts I listen to! Now that you’ve mentioned it, too, I think I need to add it to my list. And you are making me very jealous here with the food.

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  5. I know exactly what you’re talking about. I have never lived on the coast or anywhere by the ocean, but I used to live in Idaho, and I’m sure the sushi wasn’t as fresh as it could be off the coast, but it was pretty dang good sushi. Sushi was pretty abundant in Idaho, but now I live in Missouri. Idaho was much closer to the coast, so sushi here is a big thumbs down. Granted, I live in a smaller town, but they have a Japanese restaurant and the sushi is god awful. Like cardboard would taste better. Not to mention it’s 7 bucks for 4 pieces, when at home I would get 14 pieces for 12 bucks. So just hearing your struggles I can totally relate to. I guess it just makes you appreciate good seafood!

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  6. I live in Minnesota, and the seafood and fish is not as good as when I have been to San Francisco, Boston or to the Caribbean, that’s for sure, but I do take what I can get! However, there are a few “decent” seafood places in the Twin Cities. But take me to the Caribbean for some Mahi-Mahi anyday.

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