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You can’t eat just one. Once you start, you can’t stop eating them. But just how many kinds of shrimp are there? What’s the difference between prawns and shrimp? Let us tell you.
Shrimp are crustaceans. They are food sources for not only humans but are a key component of the food chain for larger fish.
Shrimp are low in saturated fat and in calories. They contain vitamin D, iron and zinc. They’re an excellent source of protein.
Did you know that there are a billion pounds of shrimp eaten every year in the US? Also, May 9th is National Shrimp Day. Those are some fun facts for you.
Shrimp vs. Prawns
Ok, what’s the difference between shrimp and prawns? Actually the taste is very similiar but shrimp is just smaller.
There are over 200 species of shrimp. Some include Mexican Brown Shrimp, Northern Brown Shrimp, Coonstripe, Gulf Shrimp and Pink Shrimp.
Shrimp in Buttery Hot Sauce
This dish has shelled on shrimp, kosher salt, lime juice, soy sauce, red onion and some unsalted butter. Cook everything together and serve.
Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Chile, and Lemon
This mixture is great on pasta and steak. It’s a smoky, salty treat.
Chorizo and Shrimp Paella
This take on paella has shrimp chorizo and bomba rice which is a short grain starchy type of rice.
So easy that a child could do it. Once the shrimp begins to cook, remove it from the heat to let it finish cooking.
Grilled Seasame Shrimp with Herb Salad
Fresh and yummy. This salad has shrimp and a ton of fresh herbs. Perfection.
Shrimp with Fresh Corn Grits
The liquid from the corn make the grits thick and creamy. The shrimp is an excellent companion to the dish.
Shrimp with Mustard-Lime Dipping Sauce
Cook the shrimp with the shells on for this. They retain their flavor. The win is the mustard and lime sauce.