Review by Debbie Mazo


Whether you're stuck in the office or just feel too tired to grocery shop, the Web has the answer for you. Ordering food online has now become a safe and viable alternative to lining up at your local supermarket. Shrimp lovers, in particular, can point their browsers to www.shrimp.com where the catch of the day is fresh from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the ordering is easy with just a click of your mouse.

www.shrimp.com Established in 1996, this Website began when Randy Scott, a national seafood business retailer, decided to throw a shrimp boil for some college friends. After a futile search for good-quality, reasonably priced fish in the grocery stores and local fish markets of Houston, he turned to the Internet but found that quality was bad, packaging was inferior, and the ordering process was a nightmare. Three days later, Gulf Coast Specialties was born offering online secure ordering of high-quality shrimp and seafood, specially-packed for freshness, with nationwide delivery.

At www.shrimp.com, online shoppers will find an assortment of best catch to try out including premium shrimp and oysters caught off the Gulf of Mexico as well as scallops that hail from the upper east coast. Seafood accessories are also available online including a seafood cookbook compiling the recipes listed on the site and a liquid garlic spray recommended for use in preparing sauces, gumbos, batters, and "whatever else comes to your mind".

When your order arrives, www.shrimp.com has plenty of recipes with selections for seafood combos, shrimp, scallops, oysters, and dips/batters/sauces. Serve up a classic Creole Gumbo featuring shrimp, crab, and oysters ladled over a mound of cooked rice. Or, sample the Spicy Shrimp Scampi fired up with red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper and served over cooked pasta with Parmesan sprinkled over the top.

From the boat to your doorstep, www.shrimp.com not only delivers the ingredients for dinner but also offers a wealth of proven recipes guaranteed to make fish dinners the most popular meal of the week.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.



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