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Monday, May 9, 2016

Low in calories & De-e-e-e-e-licious!

In April, we celebrated Shrimp, Shrimp, Scampi, Scampi! Shrimp is on the menu again but this time not limited to just scampi. Did you know Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood? Why not? Shrimp are low in calories and de-e-e-e-e-licious! Just remember above all..the little shrimpies are delicate and at their best when NOT overcooked! Get ready to bake, boil, broil, saute, stuff, fry or grill to your delight.

May 10 is...
National Shrimp Day
The #1 fav: The Cold Shrimp Cocktail
No recipe needed for these beauties! Just don't overcook!!!

Now that you are positively craving shrimp let's move on to ...

~Recipe Time~.
 First up, two spicy dishes...

Spicy Beer Shrimp Recipe

Hot & Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

Creole Shrimp Gumbo Recipe
Make this one spicy to suit your taste! Of course, shrimp is not the only seafood in this dish!

One of the most widely known social drinks is the margarita. So, why not marinate the shrimp before grilling & enjoy a crisp salad...

Margarita Grilled Shrimp Recipe
A little sippin' goes along with the grillin'!

  Margarita Shrimp Salad Recipe

Fried shrimp is an all-time favorite with a light batter leaving the taste buds ready for the shrimp not the breading...

 Light Shrimp Tempura
Recipe courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen

 Nothin' like bacon sizzlin' in the breakfast pan unless it's shrimp...

 Sizzlin' Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Bet you can smell this one! 

Let's stuff these little, or jumbo, beauties...

Crab Stuffed Shrimp Recipe
Blue crab filling sitting in a creamy champagne sauce!

Let's don't forget the burger lovers...

 Shrimp Burger RecipeS
That's right...in the plural! 

Prefer to keep it light but tasty?

 Gold Nugget Mandarin Shrimp Salad Recipe
The sweet citrus is the secret!

For those who had rather watch than read...
  Quick Shrimp Pie 
No skimpy seafood here...a mouthful of shrimp in every bite!

 Not in the mood for fancy cookin'? Just boil 'em, peel 'em and eat 'em!

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!