Grilled Oriental Shrimp
How to eat like river kings and queens, even in a canoe.
If you live in Missouri, you probably know exactly what someone means when they say they are going "floating" this weekend. Without translation or further explanation, the image of canoes cruising lazily down one of the state's many rivers probably pops into your head.
Sound appealing, so what are you waiting for? Set a date, pick a river, and reserve your canoes for a group or family outing. Just be sure to bring plenty of good food to fee you and your fellow adventurers.
When you're on a float trip, you need a menu that is not only delicious, but also simple, portable, and worry-free. The menu below fits the bill. All recipes are chilled, so there's no need to haul along charcoal and grills. Just grill the shrimp and chicken and do other prep work the night before.
Then, all you need to make your floating trip complete, other than sunglasses, sunscreen, and a big hat, are a sturdy cooler for the good and heavy-duty, locking plastic bags for the non-food essentials such as cups, paper plates, and plastic cutlery. Follow the recipes below, pack the baggies carefully above the ice, and you'll float full of food that is almost as beautiful as the scenery.