Happy Sunday, seafoodies!
Some foods just have that special “craveability” factor, don’t you think? They’re those meals you can’t stop thinking about until you finally get a taste. For us, one of those foods we can’t seem to get enough of is shrimp! To satisfy our cravings, we’ve rounded up a Mardi Gras-inspired list of drool-worthy shrimp recipes.
Shrimp is one of our favorite seafoods to cook with because it’s so versatile – you can grill it, sauté it, bake it, steam it or broil it, depending on what you’re in the mood for. It goes great in so many dishes, like tacos, pastas, casseroles and salads. And it cooks fast, making it perfect for those weeknights when you need something easy and quick to make.
Did you know that most of the shrimp we enjoy in the US is actually imported from around the world? Luckily, safe aquaculture practices ensure that the shrimp we eat is sustainable. So, whether the shrimp you purchase has been previously thawed, or if it’s straight from the freezer case, it’s going to be downright delicious.
Need motivation to eat more shrimp? Shrimp is a lean protein and a great source of selenium and iodine, both of which help support healthy thyroid and metabolism function.
So, there you have it. Shrimp is healthy and delicious! And these shrimp recipes are sure to satisfy all your cravings. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Healthy Cajun Shrimp Gumbo
Celebrate Mardi Gras the right way this Tuesday (March 5). This Cajun Shrimp Gumbo will have your taste buds parading in the streets!
Simple Shrimp and Broccoli Bake
What’s better than a savory broccoli bake? A savory broccoli bake with shrimp!
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
This creamy, decadent comfort food is so very drool-worthy – and it has a kick, too!
Shrimp & Cheesy-Chive Grits
Break out your instant pot for this Southern favorite. Behold a perfectly cooked seafood dish in under an hour!
Smoky Corn and Shrimp Fritters
Pair these delicious shrimp fritters with a light salad and enjoy the result with your favorite white wine.
Nothing says Mardi Gras and letting the good times roll like a classic New Orleans-style Po’Boy!
Shrimp cocktail is everybody’s perfect appetizer – and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes!