Three Easy Shrimp Recipes

Easy Shrimp Recipes
Love shrimp? So do my family and I! Shrimp are so easy to prepare – especially if you buy them peeled and deveined – and they cook up in minutes. My easy shrimp recipes are perfect for quick weeknight suppers or relaxed weekend entertaining.

Shrimp are a nutritional powerhouse, containing high levels of protein, healthy Omega 3 fats, selenium, vitamin D and vitamin B12 . They are also very low in calories. Of course, how you prepare shrimp makes a real difference to the calorie count. I’m never going to recommend breaded, deep fried shrimp as a health food!  However, boiled, baked or sautéed in a bit of olive oil, shrimp are definitely feel good food that is good for you.

Up until recently, shrimp did have a bit of a reputation for high cholesterol but research has proven that eaten in moderation they can form part of a healthy diet unless you have serious cholesterol or heart issues.

It’s very important to make sure that your shrimp are sustainably fished. Wild, trap caught shrimp are generally considered the best. Be careful of imported farmed shrimp which may have been treated with antibiotics. However just because fish is farmed doesn’t mean it’s bad – fish farmed in inland ponds or in fully recirculating or open systems can be absolutely fine. For more information, check out the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch or Marine Stewardship Council websites.

There are so many ways to enjoy shrimp and these easy shrimp recipes are three of my favourites.

Fancy something spicy?
Easy Shrimp RecipesTry my Moroccan Shrimp and Couscous. The mild heat of harissa paste gives this dish a lovely zing.

Prefer a more traditional recipe?
Easy Shrimp RecipesMy Easiest Ever Shrimp Primavera features leeks, red pepper and shrimp in a tasty tomato sauce.

Looking for comfort food?
Easy Shrimp RecipesMy Seafood Spaghetti Parmesan is creamy and delicious. It’s a little heavy on the carbs but it makes for a lovely indulgence when you need a little treat.

There’s something for everyone in this selection of easy shrimp recipes. Which one will be your favourite?

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy my Scallop and Shrimp Pasta with Pesto

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Article by April Harris

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Comments

  1. I love shrimp. Far too much for my own good sometimes. These recipes are just what I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. All three of these are great! Thanks for the round-up of ideas. I’ve pinned & stumbled your post. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I don’t know which one would be my favorite–all three look fantastic! We love shrimp. Not only is it tasty, it is so quick to cook.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes, April. They are being featured in the Top Five at See Ya in the Gumbo tonight!

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