Grilled shrimps with greens and garlic in a pan
Why Does Shrimp At A Steakhouse Always Taste Better Than Homemade?
By C.A. Pinkham
Given its versatility, shrimp makes an appearance on most steakhouse menus, and it seems to always be so much better than what you can make at home.
There are many reasons for this, but the biggest one is simple: You're eating shrimp prepared by professionals using better equipment than you likely have at home.
Professional kitchens are professional for a reason. Although there are great home cooks, a restaurant's job is to make your food taste good.
They have no reason to worry about health-consciousness, so your shrimp is probably doused in butter — which, as we all know, makes everything taste better.
Steakhouse shrimp is often grilled, giving it a very specific taste that's slightly different from the scampi you're likely making. A lot of it also comes down to perception.
Studies have shown that a person's emotional state can influence how they taste food. Eating at a restaurant is fun, and you don't have to worry about cooking the meal yourself.