National Shrimp Day

I don’t have any pictures of shrimp that I have cooked. However, shrimp can be prepared simply by seasoning them with salt and pepper, placing them on skewers and then cook them on the grill. Your shrimp can  look just like the ones in the picture below.

Shrimp Day** Observed annually on May 10, it is National Shrimp Day.  Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood, and this is the day to celebrate this delicious seafood.

The word “prawn” is used loosely to describe any large shrimp, sometimes known as “jumbo shrimp.”  Some countries use the word “prawn” exclusively for all shrimp.

Preparing the shrimp for consumption usually involves the removal of the head, shell, tail and “sand vein”.  There are many ways to cook shrimp.  Standard methods of preparation include baking, boiling, broiling, sauteing, frying and grilling.  Cooking time is delicate for shrimp, and they are at their best when not overcooked.

A healthy food, shrimp is low in calories and high in levels of omega-3, calcium, iodine, and protein.  Shrimp is also known to be considered good for the circulatory system.

 

**  http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-shrimp-day-may-10/

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