Welcome to this post.
I’m glad i get to write some Shrimp recipes for my readers cause it happens to be one of the common sea foods out there, and not just amazing but healthy as well.
I really want you to note something real quick, the difference between Shrimp and Prawn, since there are common similarities amongst. Here you go;
How you should devein Shrimp.
Peeling and deveining Shrimp looks a bit stressful, but can actually be very simple. Start with the bottom of the Shrimp where the legs are. Stretch the Shrimp to more of a straight position and lightly pull the shell outwards from the legs. After it’s peeled, to devein the shrimp make a shallow slit down the back of the Shrimp where you see a black looking line. After the slit lightly stick your knife under the vein and gently pull out and simply wipe on a paper towel.
- Calories: 84
- Protein: 18 grams
- Selenium: 48% of the RDI
- Vitamin B12: 21% of the RDI
- Iron: 15% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
- Niacin: 11% of the RDI
- Zinc: 9% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
Shrimp is also one of the best food sources of iodine, an important mineral that many people are deficient in. Iodine is required for proper thyroid function and brain health
Shrimp is also a good source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to astaxanthin antioxidants, which may have a variety of health benefits
Shrimp is very nutritious. It is fairly low in calories and provides a high amount of protein and healthy fats, in addition to a variety of vitamins and minerals.
SUMMARY; Shrimps are Low in calories and rich in nutrient
Full Recipe below.
Healthy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 lb shrimp (455 g), peeled and deveined
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups heavy cream (480 mL)
- 1 lb fettuccine (455 g), cooked
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (110 g)
- ½ cup fresh parlsey (20 g), chopped
- In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy.
- Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper and cook until the shrimp is pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp and bacon from the pot, leaving any fat from cooking the bacon behind.
- Add the onions, tomatoes, and garlic to the pot and cook until the garlic is starting to brown.
- Add the cream and bring to a boil.
Once the cream is boiling, add the fettuccine. Return the shrimp and bacon to the pan, along with the Parmesan cheese and parsley. Stir until the cheese melts and the sauce coats the shrimp and pasta nicely.
- Keep some for me to taste....