Looking for fried stuffed shrimp
Bill writes so movingly about his pigout food that I wish I could help him out, but I don't know of any restaurant where it's a specialty. I looked at the menus of a couple of places I thought of, but had no luck. "Enough about crabs," he wrote. "Where's the best fried stuffed shrimp?" EL
I grew up in Lakeland along the southwest edge of the city. One of my all time favorite pig-outs was the fried stuffed shrimp at Tangier's seafood in Morrell Park. Since they closed MANY years ago, I've been looking for a replacement.
The Tangier's version had enormous shrimp, packed full of crabmeat and had a light, fluffy crunchy fried shell. Most places I've tried since have supermarket sized large or extra large shrimp with a couple of tablespoons of crabmeat tenuously clinging to it and a soggy fried coating. Gunning's in Dorsey is the closest I've found so far, but even they are lacking.
Any places you could point me toward?