Shrimp are a very good and important food source because they are very high in iodine, protein and calcium, although they are low in food energy. They also have raised levels of omega-3 fatty acids which are very useful for the human body. Consuming shrimp is considered to be very good for the circulatory system because it lowers triglycerides. However, they are also a very common food allergen, so make sure you won’t have adverse reactions before tasting them.
Because shrimp are such a tasty food and so rich in good elements for the body, we’re going to present you some delicious shrimp recipes that you can easily try at home. Unfortunately, fresh shrimp is a rarity in most parts of the world, but frozen shrimp is almost just as good and it still is very tasty. One of the most common and most amazing shrimp recipes is the shrimp paella, which has its roots in Spanish cuisine. Of course, there are countless shrimp recipes for paella, but they may differ in the ingredients. Indeed, shrimp recipes like paella are a bit more difficult to cook because for it to be truly tasty you need to use only fresh seafood like shrimp, calamari, clams in shell, jumbo shrimp, scallops and others.
Another of our favorite and top rated shrimp recipes is the Szechwan Shrimp; this one, as the name suggests, has its roots in Asian cuisine. We’re going to present this recipe in detail because it is something anyone can try at home. Here are the ingredients required: four tablespoons of water, two tablespoons of ketchup, one tbsp. of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch, 1 tsp. of honey, half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper, a quarter tsp. of ground ginger, one tablespoon of vegetable oil, a quarter cup of sliced green onions, four cloves of garlic and twelve ounces of cooked shrimp with tails removed.
The preparation of this shrimp recipe is very simple, as you’ll see next: take a larger bowl and throw in the water, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, cornstarch, ground ginger and crushed red pepper and stir them well together. Set them aside for now, turn on the stove and, in a large skillet or a wok, if you own one, heat some oil. The heat should be medium, so when the oil is hot enough you can add the garlic and green onions. Leave them cooking for about 30 seconds, stirring them well. Now you can add the shrimp and add some more oil so everything is well covered in it. Next you can stir in the sauce you’ve made earlier and let it cook until it starts to bubble and it got thick and homogenous enough. As you can see, cooking shrimp recipes is not very difficult and you can find countless like this on the internet or in cooking magazines.