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July 21, 2011
Shrimp charmoula confit Total time: 50 minutes, plus marinating time Servings: 4 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon grated ginger root 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1/3 cup chopped cilantro Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons sweet Spanish paprika Pinch cayenne powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 dried bay leaf, crumbled Pinch saffron, optional 1/4 teaspoon salt ...
April 15, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- Chinatown figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court here in connection with a sweeping corruption probe that also ensnared state Sen. Leland Yee. Chow, who heads a Chinatown organization called the Chee Kung Tong, was charged with eight counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to sell stolen liquor and one count of trafficking in illegal cigarettes. Federal prosecutors say Chow, a felon with a criminal history that includes racketeering, is running a front for organized crime.
February 11, 2010
  Shrimp dumpling filling Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: Makes enough filling for 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings Note: Chinese rice wine and fresh water chestnuts are available at most Chinese and Asian markets. When buying fresh water chestnuts, choose firm, clean ones and buy extra. Peel and wash them well, discarding any yellow or brown bits. 1/2 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp (from about 10 ounces whole tails)
April 9, 2014 | By Amina Khan
Scientists have uncovered the oldest cardiovascular system they've ever found in a fossil, in the form of a shrimp-like animal that once roamed the turbulent ancient seas. The finding, described in the journal Nature Communications, shows that the internal systems in the ancestors of modern crustaceans may have been much more complicated than scientists might have thought. The 520-million-year-old fossil of an ancient arthropod (the group that today includes crustaceans, insects and arachnids)
January 26, 2013
Caramelized lemon grass shrimp Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 6 as part of a multi-course meal Note: Adapted from "Vietnamese Home Cooking" by Charles Phan. Palm sugar, fish sauce, Sichuan peppercorns and annatto seeds can be found at select cooking supply stores and Asian markets; annatto seeds can also be found at most Latin markets. Caramel sauce 2 pounds light brown palm sugar, chopped into pieces 2 1/2 cups fish sauce 1. In a heavy-bottomed 4-quart pot, gently melt the sugar over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
August 17, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes   Servings: 6 to 8   1 pound large shrimp, in shell   1/2 cup chopped green onion (trimmings saved)   1/2 cup diced red bell pepper (trimmings saved)2 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided   3 to 4 zucchini (4 cups sliced)   6 ears of corn (about 5 cups kernels)   1 tablespoon butter   3/4 cup diced Spanish chorizo   or other mildly spicy dried   sausage (about 2 ounces)   1/2 cup dry white wine   1/4 cup whipping cream   3 tablespoons slivered basil   1. Shell the shrimp, collecting the shells in a small deep saucepan; set the shrimp aside.
October 1, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
According to Food Editor Russ Parsons, a weeknight dinner can be as easy as a frittata. Russ has a recipe for shrimp and basil frittata that's about as easy as it gets with only six ingredients (shrimp, eggs, green onions, butter, salt and fresh basil leaves). Make the frittata ahead of time, so it's ready in the fridge when you need it, or whip it up when you get home -- the whole thing comes together in only 30 minutes. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less!
September 3, 2008
Rice salad with shrimp and arugula Total time : 45 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 2 cups medium-grain rice, such as Arborio Salt 3 tablespoons good-quality olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 1/2 pound cooked small shrimp (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup minced red onion 1 cup diced tomato 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 1/2 cups torn arugula, loosely packed 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts 1. Bring a large pot of liberally salted water to a rolling boil.
February 11, 2010 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: We recently ate at Humphrey's Restaurant in San Diego. We loved the Cajun shrimp and corn chowder. Kathy Kaiser Orange Dear Kathy: Corn and shrimp are a great pairing and make for a great harmony in this simple but richly flavored Cajun spiced soup. Cajun shrimp and corn chowder Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Humphrey's Restaurant in San Diego. Cajun and Creole spice blends can be found in the prepackaged spice sections of most supermarkets.
November 9, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Corn and shrimp make for a great pairing in this simple but richly flavored Cajun-spiced chowder. The whole dish comes together in less than an hour.  For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less. ALSO: Apples 101 ... and 52 recipes Go behind the scenes at the Test Kitchen Browse hundreds of recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen You can find Noelle Carter on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter and Pinterest . Email Noelle at
March 28, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
Natal, a breezy beach city with vast blue skies and bright sun 1,220 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, has much of the small-town feel common in the surrounding rural regions. Where you'll see soccer: The U.S. takes on Ghana on June 16 at the newly constructed Arena das Dunas in Natal, a towering homage to sea, sun and sand. FIFA is putting up a giant screen at Praia do Forte north of the tourist areas and stadium. In a calm city light on night life and heavy on fresh air, this is probably the best place to take in the action for those without tickets.
March 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian, Matt Stevens and Richard Winton
In the years after his release from prison, Raymond Chow insisted he had gone straight and tried to prove it by posting photos with celebrities and endorsements from politicians across his Facebook profile. The profile shows the organized crime figure known as “Shrimp Boy” rubbing shoulders with the likes of former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom , NFL football player Vernon Davis and Randy Jackson of the Jackson Five. But even by Chow's standards for mingling with the famous and powerful, the summer of 2012 was a good one for Shrimp Boy. According to posts he wrote on his Facebook timeline, he gave multiple speeches in June, including one to a middle school he hoped would “help the kids stay positive and out of trouble.” In July, Chow was honored as a “Change Agent” at an annual “In the Trenches” awards ceremony in San Francisco.
March 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian, Richard Winton and Matt Stevens
The public corruption and arms-trafficking allegations levied against state Sen. Leland Yee on Wednesday may have shocked some, but to those who have kept an eye on the criminal underworld of the San Francisco area, it came as little surprise that the most colorful figure in the indictment was a man authorities say is an  ostentatious gangster known as "Shrimp Boy. " Raymond Chow, who has been in and out of prison for his roles in the San...
March 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- There's no shortage of offbeat characters in San Francisco who are drawn to City Hall. Willie Brown was harassed by an Elvis impersonator. Gavin Newsom was stalked by a man wearing purple latex gloves. Democratic strategist Nathan Ballard, who spent a decade working in City Hall, said Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was one of those characters. “I just remember him showing up at events and trying to get pictures with politicians,” Ballard said. The Chinatown gangster was trying to make a name for himself as a legitimate community leader after being released from prison in 2003.
March 26, 2014 | By Richard Winton, Chris Megerian and Matt Stevens
The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention. Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA "Shrimp Boy," were arrested in a serial of raids in a sweeping public corruption probe. Chow was at the center of organized crime in San Francisco's Chinatown for decades, according to federal court documents. On his Facebook and Twitter accounts, he bills himself as a reformed gangster who now advocates on behalf of children.
June 26, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
I've made Rick Bayless' recipe for "Shrimp in Simple Green Almond Sauce" from his " Mexico: One Plate at a Time" cookbook a couple of times, but this past weekend I found the perfect match when I opened a bottle of E. Guigal's Condrieu. The dish is basically shrimp seared in a heavy skillet just until they turn milky white underneath, then cooked another minute on the other side and served in a sauce of ground toasted almonds with tomatillos, green chiles, cilantro and parsley.
June 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Behind the gates of bucolic Rolling Hills, where multimillion-dollar homes stretch out on roomy spreads, sits a house that is unusual even by mansion standards. In keeping with rules that homes in the equestrian enclave be single-story, the early California Spanish-inspired residence is one level - at least, above ground. Unseen are five subterranean stories formed when the owner excavated down to bedrock, uncovering fossil fragments of whales and dolphins along the way. The nearly 50,000-square-foot behemoth is rivaled by the best Westside compounds in size if not perhaps in imagination.
June 7, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Looking for something perfectly cool for a hot summer day? Oh, and simple? And ready in about an hour? Try ceviche. Specifically, this scallop ceviche recipe requested by Amanda in Encino: "We spent the weekend in Los Cabos and had an incredible scallop ceviche dish at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar at Las Ventanas. It was so fresh, I think it came straight from the Gulf of California. The chef said they marinate the scallops in lime juice to "cook" them. It looked beautiful, tasted even better and seemed pretty simple to make.
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