Day 13: Fishing for Shrimp in the middle of Park Ave.
For dinner, I was craving a little seafood, but both Luke’s and Redhook lobster were done for the day. It was late, and I was back on the east side and randomly spotted a bright blue truck with cute little fish and shrimp mascots donning chef hats. I’d never heard of Fishing Shrimp before, so that made 2 for 2 for random StreetGrub finds for the day. They were closing up shop, but I pleaded with Henry at the window and he happily served up their last meal of the day, a small basket of fried shrimp and fish with a side of both homemade tartar and hot sauce.
The shrimp were large, and coated in a sweet crispy shell. I dunked them in both sauces and the combo was nice – tangy and creamy tartar with some much needed kick from the hot sauce. The meat was tender and well-cooked and the coating was delicious by itself. The fish was even crunchier, with a flavorful salt and pepper exterior that was more grainy than smooth – almost like a mix between panko crumbs and cornmeal. It was fun to nom on, and the meat itself was buttery and flaky, although on the thin side. I’m not sure how I felt about the skin still on them, but the flavor and crunch factor were both excellent. Although they’d sold out of their fries, I’d had my seafood craving curbed so I was happy. I’ll be back for a true fish & chips basket very soon. Thanks Henry and Fishing Shrimp!