Love fresh shrimp? Us too! Having a dinner party or get together soon where you want to prepare a bunch of shrimp? We have a few tips and tricks, along with the recipes you'll need.
Fresh shrimp are the best, however, preparing them can be a total pain. Our first tip is to upgrade to the Shrimp Peeler Helper to peel and devein all your shrimp like a champ. It's like having a third hand to hold the classic, time tested, red, plastic peeler/de-veniner for you. This gives you better control and greatly speeds up the process.
Now that we are done with the sales pitch we can get to tip number two. Trying to figure out how many shrimp you will need per person can be tricky.
If you are following a delicious shrimp recipe it's usually already worked out for you, because most recipes will tell you how many people it will feed. However, if you are boiling, steaming, or frying shrimp the amount needed will be unique to you and your guest.
The good news is you don't have to go it alone, the butcher, fish monger, or seafood market will be able to guide you in the right direction. A good rule of thumb is between a 1/4 of a pound to a 1/2 pound per person. If you are serving shrimp tacos, one of my favorites, you just calculate the average number of shrimp per taco that you'd like, then multiple that by the number of tacos per guest.
While we like them anyway they come, one of our favorite ways to have shrimp is fried. Whether you like them lightly battered or with a thicker crust, you can't go wrong with deep fried scrimps. That being said, you may want to take them to another level and if that is the case, we have rounded up over 60 (and growing) fresh shrimp recipes from across Pinterest and the internet to share with you. There are some very talented people creating some very yummy shrimp dishes out there and we are trying to pin them all! Follow our shrimp recipes board on Pinterest.
Thank you for reading. We hope all of your shrimp dreams come true!
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