I love 'em. I eat 'em by the bucket, and in so many ways, I could pass for Forrest Gump's Army pal Bubba - shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, shrimp poboy, pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried, boiled shrimp, barbecued shrimp, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger ...
And wouldn't you know it? There's now a new and improved way to enjoy them -- eyeless shrimp! And we have no one other than British Petroleum to thank!
The huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, that everyone once thought threatened this sea life, has actually provided a benefit to those good 'ol shrimp.
Yup, many Gulf shrimp are now genetically modified due to contact with the oil, and now have no eyes.
So after you clean away all the sludge that's still carried upon these crustaceans, you can (possibly) safely enjoy the (possibly) good-as-always taste of this culinary mainstay -- and without having to look them in the eye as you do so! Thank you, BP!
See for yourself in this video made by The Second City Network!