Monday, May 10, 2021

May Every Day | National Shrimp Day

May Every Day is a series of daily blog posts for May 2021 sharing days and weeks that we celebrate or observe. Some of these days are well-known holidays while others are more obscure observances, some are celebrated internationally while others are more nationally focused, some are significant while others are just plain FUN!

As I've been researching all the interesting and significant days this month, I've discovered that quite a few foods and/or food groups have special days associated with them throughout the year. Today is National Shrimp Day, which is great for us because we enjoy a good meal of shrimp (grilled, fried, sautéed, scampi, stuffed, shrimp cocktail, etc).

One of our favorite shrimp memories occurred years ago at Pier 99 in Corpus Christi, Texas. We were on a long road trip and had arrived at this coastal town starving after a long stretch of highway with very few dining options. We strolled down the beach a little ways from our hotel to Pier 99 Restaurant, which sits "just right ... on the water." Literally, we were sitting by the restaurant's patio fence enclosure with the beach on the other side and the Gulf of Mexico waves rolling in several yards away.

I laughed out loud when Robbie said he was going to get a hamburger, one of his go-to orders. I said there was no way he was going to be sitting on the beach at one of the best seafood restaurants around and eat a hamburger! He, of course, immediately saw the logic of enjoying seafood in this seaside setting, so we ordered the Shrimp Bonanza to split.

We thoroughly enjoyed the huge platter that included "hoss size jumbo shrimp, sautéed shrimp, blackened shrimp, fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, cole slaw, cob corn, new potatoes & toasted French bread!"

We won't be having quite that many options tonight, but shrimp is definitely on the menu for supper here. What will you be enjoying this evening?


  1. I chuckled out loud about your comment to Robbie about the no burger at the seaside. What a fun memory. Being a vegetarian shrimp wouldn't be on my plate, but Mr Man use to enjoy shrimp.

  2. This is a day I could embrace. We have a couple of shrimp recipes that are on regular rotation. That Shrimp Bonanza looks amazing!

  3. That menu of choices makes a trip to Corpus Christie a must! I wish. Thoroughly enjoyed this post.


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