First I want to make these comments about Bacon Boy's favorite foods. Aside from bacon, he enjoys a huge list of delicacies . First there's STEAK. Then comes TUNA. Next.... STEAK. And he loves TUNA. Oh. Did I mention STEAK?
Let me put it this way. We are in Paris. Jet lagged. Bacy is very hungry. Sitting in a bistro. Lots of delicious and tempting items. He orders? Steak frites. And hey. Nothing wrong with that. I'm a big fan of that carnivore/potatohead delight as well. But send Bacon Boy an email and ask HOW MANY times he ordered steak frites while in Paris last July for 10 days .... I rest my case.
First he bought a frozen bag of 8-12 count raw shrimp ( shells still on and only partially split open). Note: the ones in the photo are butterflied. Those work too but if you have a choice get the non flattened version....
He let them thaw ( except they seemed to go from frozen solid to no trace of ice very ,very quickly.... so I think he might have "hastened " the thawing process somewhat.... don't ask..)