Boiled, fried, grilled or baked, there are lots of ways to enjoy one of our favorite seafood delights — shrimp. Because these crustaceans are easy to fish for, they’ve been a (tasty) mainstay on restaurant menus around the world for years Today, the nation’s top chefs are continuing to answer the call, creating all sorts of ways for you to dig into this beloved “fruit of the sea.”
From pastas to sandwiches and towering platters, no two shrimp dishes are alike. Here are a few of our current favorites in the city of brotherly love:
SHRIMP IN LA
In its “below the horizon” menu section made for seafood lovers, Darren’s Restaurant lists a delicious saffron seafood pasta including Maine lobster chunks, scallops, fin fishes, black mussels, Mexican white shrimp, lobster cream sauce and sugar plum tomatoes tossed with linguine.
Bäco Mercat offers chef Josef Centeno’s trademarked bäco sandwiches, a delicious, creative cross between a pizza, taco and gyro, including a fiery combination of crispy shrimp, Sriracha sauce and chive dressing.
On its seafood-focused menu, Fishing with Dynamite offers jumbo shrimp from the raw bar, available by the half dozen or on an assorted shellfish platter, as well as shrimp ceviche with blood orange, black plum, radish, serrano pepper and avocado.
A classic preparation that allows the tastiness and freshness of the crustacean to shine, the chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail at The Arthur J is accompanied by spicy cocktail sauce with fresh horseradish, dill and cucumber.