Killer Shrimp Takes You to Your Happy Place


One of my favorite activities entails eating a wonderful meal. Rarely is the food so good that it awakens such emotions within me that I can block out the noise and chatter of my everyday life and soley focus on what I am eating. Time seems to freeze as I savor every morsel. Eating at Marina del Rey’s Killer Shrimp does just this, offers food that tastes so good, all of your worries seem to dissipate and you are transported to your “happy place.”

Killer Shrimp has long been a staple of the Marina due to its reputation for mouthwatering seafood dishes; including their namesake – Killer Shrimp. Picture this, a giant bowl filled with a homemade spicy sauce that has been simmering for 10 hours . Large seasoned shrimp are floating in the broth waiting to be devoured. For your spoon, you are given warm French bread to ensure you sop up every last drop of the Killer Shrimp broth. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it…

Several new dishes have been added to the already killer menu including the Seared Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Ahi Tuna Tacos and the Sautéed Scallops. It may sound cliché, but the scallops literally melted on my tongue. I think my favorite new dish is the Lobster & Shrimp Enchiladas. Succulent lobster and shrimp are wrapped in a warm tortilla and smothered in pico de gallo and the most delicious cilantro cream sauce I have ever tasted. The enchiladas are served with ginger rice and black beans. This dish created such an explosion of flavor in my mouth that I swear tears almost formed in my eyes.

Even though I was stuffed from all the scrumptious food, I had to try dessert. Where to begin… I sampled the sweet Crème Brulee and fruit, dove into the chocolate pudding, graham crackers and marshmallow S’mores, honored Thanksgiving with the tantalizing sweet potato pecan pie and salivated over the Killer Ice Cream Sundae – yup, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream mixed with chocolate cake, hot fudge, whipped cream, caramelized bananas, strawberries, cherries, Oreo cookies, sprinkles, Butterfinger, and mini M&Ms. Hungry yet?

The next time you are craving a meal packed with flavor, check out Killer Shrimp. Once the food hits your lips, all of your problems will be forgotten and you will be in a moment of pure bliss. Be prepared to enter your “happy place,” and get lost in the luscious food.

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