Shrimp are tasty little crustaceans that come in a variety of sizes measured by how many shrimp there are in a pound. The largest size is the "Extra Colossal" which contains about 5 shrimp per pound. The smallest size shrimp is the "Extra Small" which contains about 65 shrimp per pound. Different recipes will call for different size shrimp and you should always try to get as close as possible to the size called for in the recipe.
Different size shrimp will require different cooking times also. Shrimp cooks quickly and will become rubbery and tough if over cooked. You can usually tell if it is cooked when it turns opaque with a pink tint, and they will start to curl into a "C" shape. Shrimp can be fried, broiled, baked, and grilled and can be served as appetizers, entrees, in soups and more.
Sassy Buffalo Shrimp Ingredients: hot sauce, butter or margarine, large shrimp, celery, wooden skewers, blue cheese dressing, garlic bread outdoor grill
Crispy Sweet And Sour Shrimp Ingredients: shrimp, flour, Cornstarch, Baking powder, Salt, Water, Egg, Vegetable oil, rice Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 483 calories, 4g fat, 71g carbs, 39g protein.
Creamy Garlic Shrimp Ingredients: butter, shrimp, garlic, Crumbled Dried Tarragon -- Optional, whipping cream, Pn Cayenne Pepper, white wine, parsley Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 873 calories, 71g fat, 8g carbs, 49g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Sticky Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp Ingredients: sheet nonstick foil, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, onion, garlic, black pepper, salt, hot pepper sauce, large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, water
Garlic Shrimp au Gratin Ingredients: shrimp, garlic, butter, pork rinds, crushed, parsley, salt and pepper, dry sherry Light Lemon Curry Shrimp photo:Ingredients: yogurt, soy sauce, lemon peel, vegetable oil, curry powder, shrimp, green onions, ginger root, peanuts, brown rice Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 373 calories, 22g fat, 13g carbs, 33g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Brazilian Seafood Stew Ingredients: fish fillets (cod, striped bass, snapper) cut in bite-size pieces, shrimp, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, salt, olive oil, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, canned peeled whole tomatoes, undrained Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 173 calories, 8g fat, 9g carbs, 17g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Shrimp Pad Thai Ingredients: brown sugar, fish sauce, habenero pepper, garlic, eggs, firm tofu, shrimp, basil, olive oil, rice noodles
Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp Ingredients: oil, cornstarch, shrimp, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, mayonnaise, lettuce, scallions deep fryer Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 288 calories, 24g fat, 1g carbs, 19g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Slow Low Country Boil Ingredients: smoked sausage, ears corn, red potatoes, garlic, yellow onion, celery, kosher salt, Old Bay or other spicy seasoning, water, medium shrimp crock pot Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 668 calories, 37g fat, 40g carbs, 43g protein.
Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi
Ingredients: garlic, butter, white wine, shrimp oven Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 734 calories, 50g fat, 4g carbs, 47g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.