Finally made it to the DC Fish Market on Maine Avenue last month. I have only lived here how long (next year will be 15 years) and have been meaning to get there. It’s full of great fish vendors and tons of stuff to check out.
My friends and I decided we’d each grab something to contribute for dinner that night. After surveying, I decided on shrimp, and I couldn’t just grab everyday shrimp, that would be too easy for a fish market. I saw these big guys that I could not turn down — U5s. If you’re not completely sure what than means, it’s that there are 5 or less shrimp per pound! When you see ‘normal’ shrimp selection in the grocery store, there/they are 21-25, 31-40, in most cases. But really, U5? The pictures do them no justice.
When we got to the kitchen, I could pretty much cozily fit the three of them that I purchased for the three of us in one pan. Just seared them with some olive oil and garlic.
We also picked up some oysters and a red snapper. Great dinner!