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Delicious Easy Shrimp Recipes

Updated on October 28, 2013
Raw shrimp
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Health Benefits of Shrimp

  • Because of the high content of highly unsaturated fats eating shrimp is believed to help lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • Shrimp is high is protein and low in calories.
  • Shrimp is a good source of calcium and phosphorus.
  • Shrimp is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids who are known for their anti-inflammatory effects and ability to prevent the formation of blood clots.
  • It also improves the electrical properties of heart cells and protects against fatal abnormal heart rhythms
  • Shrimp is an excellent source of selenium which has been shown to help inhibit cancer cell growth.

Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail | Source

Shrimp Salad

Ingredients:

1 lbs small shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined

1 tbsp minced onion

3/4 cup thinly sliced celery

1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper

1tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise

1/2 tsp crazy mixed up salt

1 bag mixed salad greens

1 chopped tomato

1 cup chopped avocado

Directions:

Mix shrimp with celery, onion, green pepper, lemon juice, mayonnaise and crazy mixed up salt.

Serve on bed of mixed lettuce greens and garnish with tomato and avocado.

Easy Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients:

2 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp finely minced onion

1 tsp salt substitute

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 lb large shrimp, deveined, peeled, and cleaned

Directions:

Mix garlic, onion, salt substitute, paprika, and cayenne.

Add oil and lemon juice and mix to form a paste.

Add shrimp, toss, cover, and marinate for 2 hours in refrigerator.

Preheat grill to high.

Grill shrimp for 2 minutes on each side.

Garnish with fresh lemon slices.

Shrimp and Spinach

Ingredients:

1 bag fresh baby spinach leaves

5 tsp minced garlic

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 lb large shrimp

Directions:

Heat olive oil in large skillet and saute garlic until it begins to turn golden brown.

Add spinach and saute until it begin to wilt.

Remove spinach and set aside on serving dish.

Add shrimp to pan and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, until veins turn salmon pink.

Place shrimp on spinach and serve while warm.


Fried Shrimp
Fried Shrimp | Source

Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich...That's that's about it. - Mykelti Williamson

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • It is believed that there are over 300 different species of shrimp in existence.. every year.
  • Over 1 billion pounds of shrimp is eaten in the U. S.
  • There are three basic categories of shrimp: Cold water (northern), warm water (tropical) and southern (freshwater).are
  • Each species of shrimp has its own distinct texture and taste.
  • Thailand is the largest shrimp-exporting nation.
  • Adult shrimp live mostly on the bottom of the ocean.
  • The shrimp has three distinct body parts: head, thorax, and abdomen.
  • There are about 5 billion pounds of shrimp produced per year.
  • The female lay between 50,000 to 1 million eggs which hatch about 24 hours later.
  • 80% of the shrimp eaten in the United States every year is eaten in restaurant.
  • Commercial shrimp farming began in the late 1960's.
  • Cold water shrimp are very small in size and do not need to be deveined.
  • Shrimp is equally delicious hot or cold.
  • About 12 days after hatching a shrimp is considered full grown.
  • Japan imports about 25,000 tons of shrimp per year.

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      moonlake, I love shrimp too. Thanks for the comment.

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      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      All your recipes sound so good, love shrimp. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ingenira, I hope you try a few of the recipes. If you do, let me know how you liked them.

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      Ingenira 

      7 years ago

      I love to cook shrimps, and I like a few of these recipes ! Thanks for sharing.

      I didn't know that "shrimp is an excellent source of selenium which has been shown to help inhibit cancer cell growth.", that'll give me a good reason to eat shrimps !

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Fluffy, let me know how the recipes turned out for you.

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      Fluffy77 

      7 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Very useful for me, I cook shrimp allot it's a favorite of mine too. Thanks for these great ideas!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      sophie, shrimp is probably the best thing to go crazy for, as far as food goes. It happens to be one of my favorite foods too.

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      sophie_allen 

      7 years ago from Washington D.C. USA 20002

      My husband and I go crazy for seafood, and shrimp is on top of our list. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      anginwu, the grilled shrimp is great. Let me know how you like it.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Hi Prasetio. Thanks for the rating. I love shrimp, it's good any way you fix it.

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      anglnwu 

      7 years ago

      Your recipes sound yummy...going to try to grill it your way. Enjoy the interesting facts on shrimp too. Rated up.

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Shrimp is my favorite seafood menu. Thanks for share this recipes. It sound so delicious. I really liked your presentation. Rated up!

      Prasetio:)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Om, the Shrimp and Spinach recipe is my favorite. All of them are good but this one is good and extra quick and easy.

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      Om Paramapoonya 

      7 years ago

      Yum! I'm a big shrimp eater. My mom used to grill shrimp for me all the time. I've also tried putting them in an omelette and eating them raw with spicy Thai sauce. I'll try your shrimp and spinach recipe soon. :)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Research Analyst, grilled shrimp can't be beat, especially when seasoned correctly.

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      Research Analyst 

      7 years ago

      Grilled Shrimp is one of my Favorite seafood dishes.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Genna, I love shrimp also. Tonight I had company for dinner and one of the dishes I fixed was Shrimp and Spinach.

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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Shrimp is my favorite food; I could live on it (seriously), and just loved this hub!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Lady_E, I love shrimp too. Let me know how you like the recipes.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks for the rating Rhonda. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods. It's so versitile and easy to cook. If you try the recipes, let me know how you like them.

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      Elena 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Mmmh... Yummy. I love Shrimps. Thanks for the Recipe.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Hi I love shrimp and I love your recipes. They are always wonderful. Shrimp is my absolute favorite. Voted up awesome

      Have a nice day.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Denise. I not only use a lot of shrimp I also use a lot of chicken. They both lend themselves to so many different cooking techniques. I love to cook and it appears that so many people just don't have the time. It always nice 'talking' to others that also enjoy cooking.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Peggy, I eat a lot of it at home also. You are absolutely correct it is one of the mostversitile foods out there.

      When I first saw those statistics I thought maybe it was wrong. I checked it out and lo and behold it was right.

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm in that same 20% camp with Peggy. I use a lot of shrimp for various recipes. Thanks for the interesting information about this great tasting food. Good recipes!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      •80% of the shrimp eaten in the United States every year is eaten in restaurant.

      We are in that 20% number because we eat a lot of shrimp at home. Love all the different ways it can be served and eaten...in fact serving it as an appetizer tomorrow night to friends who are coming to dinner. Thanks for your good sounding recipes.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Fiddleman, my children loved eating fried shrimp as they were growing up. It didn't take much convencing for them to try these recipes. They are surprizingly delicious.

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      Fiddleman 

      7 years ago

      Great hub. My grandsons love going to a seafood place here in WNC. They love those baby shrimp. I too like shrimp but most of the time ours are deep fried and maybe not so healthy.

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