Food in Pop Culture: Forrest Gump Learns About Shrimp From Bubba

March 12, 2012

We all remember the infamous line from Forrest Gump -- "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The entire film is flooded with food references, my favorite being when Gump's friend Bubba talks about all the ways you can eat fish while the two clean their rifles, their military boots and the floors. 

"Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it," Bubba says. "There's shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp strew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That's about it."

Check out the scene from Forrest Gump in the video below! 

What's your favorite shrimp recipe? 

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