Travels in the South

07 Feb

One night last week, mom was craving pasta.  Not just any pasta but a New Orleans Pasta from a local restaurant.  Look at this picture.  Wouldn’t you crave it too?  Mom doesn’t usually crave pasta but when she does, she always goes for this one.  It has penne pasta, shrimp, chicken, smoked sausage, peppers, onions and a spicy homemade Cajun alfredo sauce.  Doesn’t it look yummy?

The only thing mom hates about this pasta are the shrimp.  Why do they keep tails on the shrimp when they serve it in a pasta like this?  Mom has to stop and take the time to remove all of the tails so she can jump right in and eat.  What do you think about this pasta?


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21 responses to “Travels in the South

  1. easyweimaraner

    02/07/2018 at 12:46 pm

    true true true… that is absolutely annoying…. is there a reason why ?

    • Piglove

      02/07/2018 at 2:04 pm

      I know! Mom says that they are most annoying. She doesn’t want to play with her food – she wants to eat it. So she makes daddy go through her pasta and take all of the tails off for her. True love huh? XOXO – Bacon

  2. Kate Crimmins

    02/07/2018 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t know why they leave the tails on either. It’s annoying and messy if you want to get all the shrimp out of the tail part. Otherwise you cut off the tail and lose some of it. Looks good though.

    • Piglove

      02/07/2018 at 2:04 pm

      Exactly! I think a lot of people feel the same. I know in some situations it’s a presentation thing but come on – it’s a pain in the ass when trying to eat. LOL – XOXO – Bacon’s MOM

  3. Ray Laskowitz

    02/07/2018 at 1:41 pm

    Uh. That’s not Cajun Alfredo sauce. That’s just red gravy. Alfredo sauce is white. 🙂 A lot of commercial kitchens leave the tails on the shrimp because — as you know — it’s time consuming for them to peel the tails. I can’t think of one restaurant here in New Orleans that serves tailless shrimp.

    • Piglove

      02/07/2018 at 2:06 pm

      But what a pain for the eater, right? I know all of the restaurants do that here too. I imagine it can be overwhelming for them to do all at once. But it would be nice to have a dish tailless… until then I keep asking the husband nicely to take the tails off for me – LOL. XOXO – Bacon’s MOM
      PS I agree with you about the sauce. Someone is not paying attention at the restaurant in naming that dish!

      • Ray Laskowitz

        02/08/2018 at 12:07 am

        We just take the shrimp out with a spoon and eat it like a crawfish. Messy, but fast. Funny, it’s probably good Cajun Red Gravy. Nice, with a little heat…

  4. anotherday2paradise

    02/07/2018 at 2:12 pm

    I so agree about the shrimp tails. I think they’re just too lazy in the kitchen, to remove them. Next time I order shrimp pasta, I shall insist that it is tail-less. 😀

    • Piglove

      02/07/2018 at 2:23 pm

      …or borrow my dad. He seems to be a pro at removing mom’s tails… shrimp that is. Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  5. David

    02/07/2018 at 3:07 pm

    A diner needs to become one with their meal. Helps explain in leaving the shell on the tail. 🙂

    Now, what’s this about removing your mom’s tails? 😉

    • Piglove

      02/07/2018 at 5:03 pm

      Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter! So hilarious. I’m so innocent in that remark. Truly. But I can’t say the same for daddy – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Lone Star Cats

    02/07/2018 at 3:59 pm

    Momma HATES when they leave the tails on. But it looks super tasty!

    • Piglove

      02/07/2018 at 5:04 pm

      You would think that if this many people hate it that restaurants would do something about it, right? Where do I start that rebellion at? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Ladybuggz

    02/07/2018 at 10:46 pm

    Everything but the shrimp!

    • Piglove

      02/08/2018 at 7:57 am

      Snorts!! And it would still be delicious! XOXO – Bacon

  8. Tails Around the Ranch

    02/09/2018 at 10:23 am

    Even if I liked shrimp, tails left on are disgusting. No one wants to have to deal with them…that’s called hunting, not eating. 😈

    • Piglove

      02/10/2018 at 10:11 am

      There you go!! You are so right. Hunting – shivers. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Dennis the Vizsla

    02/11/2018 at 3:13 pm

    hello bacon its dennis the vizsla dog hay my dada luvs spicy things so he thinks this sownds delishus!!! altho ummm yeah he cud do withowt the tails on the shrimp too!!! ha ha ok bye

    • Piglove

      02/12/2018 at 9:00 am

      Exactly! Everyone agrees. NO TAILS ON SHRIMP when being served. XOXO – Bacon


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