One of the things I loved when cruising was seeing a shrimp boat come into our anchorage. We learned to dinghy over and see if they’d sell part of their catch — and were never turned down. While we loved boiled and steamed shrimp (see my article on preparing it), over time I created several new recipes based on whatever was still on hand.
In January 2007, Cruising World published one of my creations: Shrimp & Artichokes — although the food editor changed it slightly from the recipe I submitted. Her version of the recipe is still on their website, although the accompanying story is not.
Below, you can see my version of Shrimp & Artichokes, along with the story of our first “celebration from afar” where we shared a meal with some of our best friends — Jan and David Irons (they’re in the photo, but it’s from a bareboat charter we were on together) — who were over 1400 miles away on their boat.If you wish to download this PDF , don’t use the button at the bottom of this article. Use the link below to download it, then print it if you wish (if you use the buttons at the bottom, you’ll get a copy of this article, but not the PDF).
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by Carolyn Shearlock and Jan Irons