A standup lunch

Yesterday, Michele was in east San Jose for a meeting and brought home this great lunch which we just ate standing up at the kitchen counter. She went into a Vietnamese take out place and got two spring rolls for $2.00 (US). In front of the market (store?; restaurant?)  a couple of guys were selling live shrimp from the Santa Cruz area for $5.00 (US, again) a pound. They said to put the alive shrimp in a pot of boiling water for about one minute – no more than one and half minutes.

We did exactly that and they were the best shrimp I have ever had. In sushi bars, they sometimes call cooked shrimp "sweet shrimp"; now I know what they mean. 


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