Shrimp is one of the ocean’s many delicacies. There are so many ways to consume shrimp, and everyone prefers it differently. Read on to find the three best ways we recommend preparing shrimp. If you don’t make them for your very next fish dish, then that’s quite alright; you’ll want to wait for the right moment to bring out these crowd pleasers.


The Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail is the classic way to eat shrimp. It’s served raw, and you pull the shrimp tails off when munching. The cocktail sauce is a tomato base, similar to ketchup, mixed with horseradish. Some people enjoy hot sauce and adding herbs to their cocktail sauce. Over ice, shrimp cocktail the perfect appetizer.

shrimp pasta dish

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

You can make your favorite fettuccine Alfredo dish from fresh or frozen shrimp. When you remove the tails, you can mix the shrimp into the pasta. You can find simple homemade sauce recipes that show you how to mix flour, heavy cream, and a few other simple ingredients. Add some broccoli or other vegetables for color and crunch. Put an Italian spin on your dish when it’s a cold night, and you need a tasty, hot meal. If you don’t like alfredo, consider shrimp in another pasta dish with your favorite sauce, as shrimp pairs well with most sauces. If you do a white wine or a garlic butter sauce, you would also find pleasing results.


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Deep Fried Shrimp and French Fries

If you have a deep fryer, throw your shrimp and fries into the friolater for crispy, battered shrimp poppers. If you don’t have a deep fryer, you can toss your shrimp in a skillet with a little oil. Season as desired, and pair with fries to munch. These fried foods are nostalgic summer favorites. Every seafood lover has visited the Cape for fried fish and chips, and if you haven’t, you NEED to add that to the bucket list.


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