tray I listed in my Etsy Shop the other day. Sorry the pearls aren't included in the sale; I thought they looked nice against the shiny black surface of the vine covered tray. These trays or dishes have so many uses, soap, spoon rest, tea lights or jewelry organizers to name a few.
We purchased shrimp with the heads on from a local fisherman one day. From now on I'll stick with purchasing them without the heads. They tasted the same, but I was a bit squeamish about the removal process.
I tried to tell myself I was brave like Julia of Hen House Pottery about preparing my own food and I didn't even have to dispose of the live creature. It wasn't difficult, a little twist and they were removed.
Anyway the mushrooms and capers are delicious sauteed with the butterflied shrimp.
Be sure and drain the capers before adding them to the mixture towards the end. If you haven't had capers before, give them a try. These capers are pickled. They add a little twang to the dish. I also sauteed the mushrooms beforehand.
A little garlic and some spices tossed in and you have a wonderful dish. For a peak into the past, check out this vibrantly decorated ceramic tray at the End of History blog. I'm working on some new forms this week, more about those later. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.