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Red Lobster’s New Secret Menu Item Is Nashville Hot Shrimp

Red Lobster’s season of Endless Shrimp is back and I’ll be skipping lunch this week to fully enjoy myself in the evenings. As a huge shrimp fan, I look forward to this more than Olive Garden’s Endless Pasta season and this year’s off-the-menu addition certainly has my interest piqued.

In honor of this year’s shrimp event, Red Lobster revealed the existence of a new secret menu item: Nashville Hot Shrimp.

Made with crispy corn flake-crusted shrimp, the “secret menu” dish is tossed in a sweet and spicy rub that’s finished with a drizzle of amber honey.

The dish joins the restaurant chain’s line-up of Crispy Sriracha Honey Shrimp, Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp, Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Linguini Alfredo, and Hand Breaded Shrimp.

Because this is a secret menu offering, the Nashville Hot Shrimp won’t appear on the menu. To get it, just simply order it with your server and they’ll know exactly what to get you.

You can purchase Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp deal for $15.99 at participating restaurant locations.

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Chicago’s Doggone Is Now Making a Hidden Valley Ranch Creole Hot Dog with Shrimp Etouffée

There’s no shortage of hot dogs in Chicago, so much so that the city has its own distinct “Chicago-style hot dog.” To be able to shout over all that noise, hot dog joints have to make something truly special. That’s exactly what Doggone, the brainchild of hot dog entrepreneur Skip Murray, is trying to do with their delectable dogs for the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch.

Undoubtedly inspired by his hometown of New Orleans, where Murray’s first restaurant, Dat Dog, blew up, the Cool Bayou dog is made from a mix of crawfish and pork. This down south dog is then coated in Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning and allowed to marinate.

Next, the dog is cooked and then covered with a creamy shrimp étouffée. In French, étouffée means “smothered,” so sure enough, this dog is absolutely drowning in the Cajun classic.

Fresh diced tomatoes and diced onions are then added to balance out the hearty étouffée and the dog.

But all the delicious fun doesn’t stop there. Once the solid toppings are set, creole mustard is drizzled on top. The dog is then finished with a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-infused sour cream and a sprinkle of parsley.

For all the Chicagoan Foodbeasts out there with a serious love for ranch, this dog will be available all September in celebration of the quintessential dressing. If you want to find more ways to try ranch, no worries. Just take a trip to foodbeast.com/ranch and check out the other participating locations of the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Tour.


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This Petite Pro Eater Crushed 642 Shrimp In A Single Sitting

There was a summer where I ate about 30 pieces of shrimp over the course of a barbecue. While 12-year-old Pete was pretty proud of this accomplishment, 30 shrimp become dwarfed when compared to a legendary professional eater such as Molly Schuyler.

In a recent live stream event held at the San Pedro Fish Market Grille in Rolling Hills, CA, Schuyler managed to devour more than 600 shrimp in a single sitting.

The feat was broadcast live on Twitch in honor of National Shrimp Day last week. Schuyler was given an hour to see exactly how many shrimp she could handle from the viral seafood restaurant chain.

With about a minute to spare, she was able to knock out exactly 642 pieces of shrimp as she cleared two platters filled to the brim. We won’t know for sure how many more she would have bested in that final minute had there been more shrimp on the table, but her entry in the shrimp-eating book of records is a legendary one.

Schuyler, a seasoned professional, is no stranger to vast quantities of food. In another recent live stream, she crushed 360 chicken nuggets from Burger King in a single session — the equivalent of 11.5 pounds, dipping sauce not included.

Anyone looking to challenge Molly or compete in future Foodbeast Challenger League events, be sure to hit us up!

Those who missed the stream can watch it in its entirety here.

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Petite Competitive Eater Will Attempt To Eat Over 500 Shrimp For National Shrimp Day

With National Shrimp Day coming on May 10th, top-ranked female competitive eater Molly Schuyler is raising the stakes high on her latest challenge.

Fresh off of a 360-nugget eating feat on the Foodbeast Challenger League, Schuyler is going to attempt to eat at least 500 shrimp from San Pedro Fish Market. The viral seafood emporium regularly hosts a similar eating challenge, and the current world record there stands at 7 pounds, which Joey Chestnut downed in 2018.

If Schuyler makes it to 500 shrimp, she’ll easily blow by that record. Schuyler will be eating large shrimp, which total somewhere between 31-37 total per pound. At most, she’ll need to eat 260 shrimp to beat Chestnut’s record. Though it should be mentioned that Chestnut set his record in about 7 minutes and Schuyler won’t really be timed for hers. Perhaps she’ll attempt to surpass him in those first few minutes and take her time afterwards.

San Pedro’s isn’t the only shrimp challenge out there with a world record, as Chestnut has also eaten 18 pounds of shrimp cocktail in an astonishing 8 minutes. Although there’s no cocktail sauce here, if Schuyler takes out an astounding 667 shrimp, she can blow by that mark too.

Considering that those 350 nuggets were light work, seeing Schuyler go for either of these records should be a spectacle to be behold.

San Pedro Shrimp Tray Twitch Giveaway!

You can tune in to Foodbeast’s Twitch channel on May 10th at 3:00 PM PST to witness Schuyler’s record-breaking attempt. San Pedro will also be giving away a few of their world famous shrimp trays to Foodbeast Twitch followers. To win, all you have to do is enter in the embed above by following Foodbeast on Twitch.

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Viral San Pedro Fish Market Will Send You FREE Shrimp Platters, Here’s How To Get One

San Pedro Shrimp Tray Twitch Giveaway!

Who: San Pedro Fish Market

What: San Pedro Fish Grill is giving away three of their World Famous Shrimp Trays. These boast about 2 pounds of jumbo shrimp, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes, and two loaves of garlic bread.

The giveaway will coincide with a livestream exclusively on Foodbeast’s Twitch, where professional eater Molly Schuyler will attempt to eat more than 500 pieces of shrimp!

All you have to do is follow Foodbeast on Twitch in the embed above, or the link provided below and enter a name and email. Three winners will be selected at random live during the stream.

Proceeds from BITS donated through Twitch during the live stream will go to No Kid Hungry.

Where: You can enter here to win a Shrimp Tray, and view the event live on Twitch.tv/Foodbeast this Friday.

When: Friday, May 10

 

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Bye, Diet: Applebee’s Has AYCE Shrimp, Riblets & Tenders

The Applebee’s holy trinity of bar food is joining forces in an all you can eat deal.

For a limited time, the grill and bar will be be offering an AYCE special for its classic riblets, shrimp, and chicken tenders, for $14.99.

They’ve offered AYCE deals for their riblets and tenders in the past, but this year, they added their Double Crunch shrimp to the mix.

And yes, you can mix and match between the three, so there’s no fine print with some terrible stipulation about only choosing one.

 

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Joining the AYCE deal is their $2 Captain and Cola. Apparently Applebee’s is a Pepsi supporter, so that’s why it’s Captain and Cola, and not Rum and Coke.

Probably the best thing about this new deal is the “trailer” Applebee’s put way too much budget into. It’s got a deep baritone narration, random explosions, and Vin Diesel-like driving scenes.

While family-friendly fast casual restaurants aren’t quite as popular as they once were, Applebee’s still cranks out interesting and useful deals, such as the AYCE appetizers and $1 cocktails.

It’s never a bad idea to stuff your face, and for $15, you can do a lot worse.

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Massive $900 Seafood Boat Will Ferry You To Shellfish Paradise

As busy as me and my high school friends get, we try to find at least one day out of the year to sit down together to a bountiful meal and catch up on our lives. Well, it appears Seattle’s Crawfish King can accommodate just that with enough shellfish to keep a group of old friends from falling out of touch.

The seafood bar and restaurant is the home of an entree they call the Royal Feast. So what makes this feast so royal? Crawfish King’s platter lives up to its name by boasting a massive cornucopia of seafood delights all crammed into a miniature wooden ship.

Photo: Ricky Zollinger

Here’s what you’ll find onboard:

Appetizers

  • 2 dozen raw oysters
  • 2 orders of Cajun fries
  • 2 orders of Cajun wings
  • 18 pieces of grilled shrimp
  • 8 grilled lobster tails
  • 8 grilled King Crab

Main Boat

  • 2 pounds of crawfish
  • 2 pounds of black mussels
  • 2 pounds of green mussels
  • 2 pounds of clams
  • 2 pounds of shrimp
  • 2 pounds of headless shrimp
  • 2 pounds of King Crab legs
  • 2 pounds of Snow Crab legs
  • 2 pounds of jumbo prawns
  • 2 pounds of spotted prawns
  • 2 whole Dungeness crabs
  • 2 whole lobster
  • 2 pounds of lobster tails
  • 2 pounds of Dungeness crab legs
  • 16 pieces of corn
  • 16 potatoes
  • 2 pounds of Okra
  • 2 pounds of mixed vegetables
  • 4 pieces of andouille sausage
  • 4 hot links
  • 4 Louisiana spicy links
  • 40 lil smokies

Dessert

  • 8 macaron ice creams

I feel like I need to switch over to stretchy pants just reading through that list. It’s a good sign.

Those in the Seattle area looking to brave this massive vessel can order it for $900. It feeds approximately 16 people, but since it’s such a large order the restaurant requires about 24 hours notice beforehand.

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We Tried Live ‘Drunken Shrimp’ In China For The Very First Time

While traveling in Suzhou, China, the Foodbeast squad had the opportunity to try the nation’s live ‘drunken shrimp’ dish for the very first time.

 

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For those unfamiliar, this delicacy can be found across various parts of China, and involves live freshwater shrimp that are immersed in a liquor-based sauce of some kind prior to eating. They often come to the table swimming or jumping in the alcohol, and it’s recommended to eat them once movement has ceased. Variations of this dish also include boiling the shrimp briefly either before or after they are marinated in the alcohol.

The version the Foodbeast crew came across at Laodongwu Restaurant in Suzhou was lively, as you can see in the above Instagram video. This is what Foodbeast’s Reach Guinto had to say upon trying them for the first time:

“To this day, that nervousness from having to kill a living thing with my teeth is still pretty fresh; I’d say just as fresh as that shrimp tasted. Rich, slightly briny, subtly sweet live shrimp paired with the punch of the alcohol sauce made the experience well worth it.”

If you’re curious to try these for yourself but aren’t in China, there may be a restaurant in your area that carries some variation of the live drunken shrimp. We came across a 2006 report of one restaurant in Rowland Heights, California, that served it with prawns, but it was an off-menu item and it’s unclear if they still serve it.