Everything You Want to Know About Shrimp

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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.
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Shrimp

Shrimp are crustaceans. They are food sources for not only humans but are a key component of the food chain for larger fish.
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Shrimp Benefits

Shrimp are low in saturated fat and in calories. They contain vitamin D, iron and zinc. They’re an excellent source of protein.
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Some Facts

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.
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Shrimp vs. Prawns

Ok, what’s the difference between shrimp and prawns? Actually the taste is very similiar but shrimp is just smaller.
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Varieties

There are over 200 species of shrimp. Some include Mexican Brown Shrimp, Northern Brown Shrimp, Coonstripe, Gulf Shrimp and Pink Shrimp.
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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.
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Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Chile, and Lemon

This mixture is great on pasta and steak. It’s a smoky, salty treat.
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Chorizo and Shrimp Paella

This take on paella has shrimp chorizo and bomba rice which is a short grain starchy type of rice.
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Poached Shrimp

So easy that a child could do it. Once the shrimp begins to cook, remove it from the heat to let it finish cooking.
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Grilled Seasame Shrimp with Herb Salad

Fresh and yummy. This salad has shrimp and a ton of fresh herbs. Perfection.
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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.
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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.
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