How many ways are there to eat shrimp? It’s impossible to count. Shrimp is exceptionally versatile. Nearly every cuisine in the world features shrimp on the menu. From South America to Southeast Asia and from New Mexico to New Orleans, shrimp is poached, grilled, fried, and sauteed. You can eat shrimp cold, or you can put it in soup; you can toss it in pasta or put it in a sandwich. Any way you decide to eat it, shrimp is a tasty source of protein. And, even though shrimp is reasonably inexpensive and easy to prepare, it always makes a meal feel special.
Here are three easy shrimp recipes to add to your menu this month:
Paella is an elegant dish. Serve this restaurant-quality meal this week. You can have it on the table in under thirty minutes.
1 12 oz package SeaPak® Shrimp Scampi
1 5 ounce package yellow saffron rice
6 oz chorizo sausages, sliced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
Fresh cilantro (optional)
- Cook rice in a large pot per package instructions.
- While the rice cooks, sauté the shrimp in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
- Add the sausage and vegetables to the shrimp skillet and continue sautéing for 8 minutes until the shrimp are fully cooked.
- Add the shrimp mixture to the rice and toss gently.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro.
- Serve immediately.
Hawaiian Shrimp Pizzas
You’ll love this island way to eat shrimp.
1 10-ounce package SeaPak® Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
1 16-ounce package of deli pizza dough
1 cup pizza sauce
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
2 chopped green onions
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Thaw orange marmalade sauce packet included with coconut shrimp.
- Form pizza dough into a 12-inch round and place on a baking sheet.
- Mix pizza sauce and orange marmalade sauce.
- Spread sauce evenly onto formed dough.
- Top with cheese, bacon, and pineapple.
- Bake 10 minutes
- Remove the pizza from the oven. Place shrimp on a separate pan in the oven and bake according to package directions.
- Return the pizza to the oven and bake 15 minutes longer.
- Remove from oven.
- Top pizza with shrimp and green onion.
- Serve immediately.
Pumpkin and Coconut Shrimp Soup
This flavorful soup will quickly become a family favorite.
1 18 oz package SeaPak® Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 15-ounce cans of pumpkin puree
1 14-ounce can coconut milk
1 Tbsp red curry paste
2 Tbsp honey
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Bake shrimp according to package directions and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, cook butter and onion until onion is translucent.
- Whisk in pumpkin, coconut milk, curry paste, and honey and bring to a simmer.
- Add 2 to 2 ½ cups water, ½ cup at a time, until the soup reaches desired consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add more curry paste if desired.
- Return to a simmer.
- To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with baked coconut shrimp.