Please pass this note on to Michael. I saw the Providence After Hours again and I have to admit that the salt-cooked shrimp scene is my all-time favorite on that series. That dish clearly slayed the room, everyone was blown away on-camera. Wow.
One question though: Why didn't the shrimp twitch and spray 500 degree salt over everyone at the table? Those guys are pretty muscular, very fresh, every time I've handled live fresh shrimp they've jumped out of whatever was holding them. What was the trick? I want to perpetrate that dish on my friends, but the idea of a group visit to an ER to treat salty burns won't fly.
Even if your secrets are under lock & key, I enjoyed the scene and look forward to visiting your restaurant sometime soon!
If you know me, you know how much I love shrimp. I'll get to the bottom of this through some trial-and-error in the new year.