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Delicious ways to cook shrimp

Shrimps may be small, but they certainly pack a delicious and nutritious punch. Get more of these little guys into your diet with these tasty and healthy ideas for every meal of the day.

Shrimp scampi with pasta

Why shrimp?

Like many forms of meat, shrimps are loaded with protein. But unlike some less healthy cuts of meat, they happen to be low in fat and also relatively low in calories. In addition, they are a wonderful source of vitamin B12 and iron. And if all that isn’t enough to convince you, their mild flavour means they are incredibly easy to include in a wide variety of dishes. So why not give them a try?

For breakfast

Seafood for breakfast may not be something you have every day, but it is certainly worth experimenting with. Starting your morning with a strong source of protein is a terrific way to give you energy to get you through your daily tasks, so it’s fortunate that shrimps are loaded with it. Adding shrimp to a traditional eggs Benedict is a great way to dress up your breakfast. You can also toss them into an omelette or fritatta with all your favourite veggies and cheeses for a delicious twist.

For lunch

When it comes to packing lunches, it’s always easiest if it’s something that can be easily tossed into a bag and transported. Fortunately there are plenty of shrimp recipes that fit the bill. Consider whipping up a shrimp pizza and then dividing it over the course of a few lunches. Or for something with vegetables, try a soba noodle stir-fry.

For dinner

Many cultures have been reaping the benefits of shrimp for generations; now it’s your turn! Are you a lover of Southern cuisine? Perhaps a shrimp and sausage jambalaya will captivate your taste buds. Or maybe an Indian curry is more your style. No matter which kind of cuisine you’re a fan of, there is a shrimp dish just right for you. Not convinced your kids or other picky eaters are ready to get on board? A simple but elegant shrimp scampi recipe is a sure way to pique their interest. Or if that doesn’t do the trick, treat them to a dinner they can devour with their hands — shrimp tacos! Shrimps are incredibly versatile because they can act as the signature item of a dish or they can subtly blend in. So don’t wait any longer — get cooking with shrimps now!

more shrimp recipes

Mediterranean diet – Saucy shrimp and scallops
Thai-style shrimp in coconut milk
Shrimp and grits festival

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