A few weeks ago, Dad, Mom, Tabs, and I ventured to the underground favorite of LA: Killer Shrimp. Some people don’t know about it, but that’s a shame. My parents have both loved it for years, but Killer Shrimp had been closed for longer than that. Finally, Killer Shrimp has reopened in the Marina, near Mother’s Beach. (I love Mother’s Beach! I suggest it to anyone in for some fun!)
It was a bit fancy, but I could tell there was no need to dress any more than casual. Also, it has a festive air to it. Music is heard, but did not boom too loud. The decor is creative, and you can’t help but stare. The dining room is rather dim, but beautiful candles are everywhere, lighting the way.
Guess what I ordered?! Well, it’s pretty obvious. Since we were at Killer Shrimp, I decided to get their world-famous dish: Killer Shrimp. Killer Shrimp is a pungent Cajun-like broth, but almost a soup, that includes rosemary, garlic, other spices, and of course, large, delicious shrimp! Tabs ordered their gourmet clam chowder. And Mom and Dad both ordered — well, you guessed it — Killer Shrimp. (Dad also added a lobster tail for $10 to make Killer Lobster.) Tabs and I also shared a side of garlic mashed potatoes.
As an appetizer, we ordered the ahi poke. Dad and I used our eyes and taste buds to guess the ingredients: ahi tuna, avocado cubes, scallions, ginger, lime juice, jalapeno slices, white sesame seeds, and probably some garlic. What a refreshing combination! I will DEFINITELY order it again.
Next, we received our garlic mashed potatoes and our delicious Killer Shrimp. WARNING: SPICY! The broth swirled beneath my eyes in its reddish-brownish color. As I stirred my fork, the rosemary settled at the top, and the shrimp peeked out of the surface. I tasted the dream-like concoction. It absolutely had a kick to it, and the rosemary added much character.
Many people order Killer Shrimp with rice or pasta mixed in. My parents learned, after doing this one time, that it was a big mistake. They will bring bread to your table. Use that to soak up the extra broth, but I’m warning you: It’s spicy!
You see, different people have different ways to eat Killer Shrimp. For example, my mom tails all of her shrimp first. It makes it so much easier to eat. Using the bread, my dad soaks up all the broth first, until all of the shrimp are exposed. Then he eats all of the shrimp. You know what they say, save the best for last. Although, now that I think about it, the broth isn’t far behind the shrimp! 🙂
As I said, we also ordered the garlic mashed potatoes. I have to say, it seems like the kind of thing that some people love, and some people don’t. For example, my mom doesn’t like them, but Tabs loves the mashed potatoes. So do I!
Overall, Killer Shrimp was a perfect inspiring experience. Let’s just say: If shrimp could kill from yumminess, I would be dead!
GO TO KILLER SHRIMP!
Killer Shrimp Restaurant and Bar
4211 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Tel: (310) 578-2293