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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Great Ways to Prepare Shrimp

By Ryan Lacioca

Shrimp is a delicious seafood that can be used in a great variety of recipes, all of which are very quick to prepare.

The texture of Shrimp enables you to spice it right up or tone it right down. It is highly recommended by nutritionists due the healthy balance that is found is Shrimp meat.

I couldn't begin to go through all the recipes for Shrimp due to the sheer volume, I personally know of at least 600.

There are a few things that you should always bear in mind when you cook Shrimp. Cook it slowly until the skin just turns opaque, if you cook it for any longer it will dry out and become very rubbery. It will also lose its distinctive flavor. More flavor will be retained if you cook the Shrimp in its shell.

If you like your Shrimps to be highly flavored, a simple Shrimp scampi is delicious. You only need red and green peppers, olive oil, onions, garlic and parsley. This can be thrown together in less than ten minutes.

Another delicious 10 minute recipe is garlic Shrimps. Get together some parsley, garlic, lemon juice, salt and butter. Very tasty, very quick and perfect with pasta.

Another dish which combines the two is Shrimp Alfredo. This has pasta as one of its ingredients and is a complete meal. Just get the Alfredo ingredients and buy a ready made Alfredo sauce. This makes life easier and the dish even simpler to make.

When I think of summer I think of Shrimps done on the barbecue. This is another super simple recipe which takes no time at all. You will need basil, rosemary, lemon juice, a bay leaf and some garlic. From start to finish you are looking at no more than 7 minutes.

I hope that this article has erased the images of Shrimps only being cooked successfully by gourmet chefs in a professional kitchen. As you can see, it is just the opposite.

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1 comment:

  1. thank you for info..very useful indeed..gonna try them :)