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Discover the World of Shrimp

 

The shrimp is a small seawater and freshwater crustacean that mades a highly appreciated delicacy. To date, more than 160 varieties of shrimp have been found in the planet's waters.

 

A much-in-demand shellfish

The shrimp is a small seawater and freshwater crustacean that mades a highly appreciated delicacy. To date, more than 160 varieties of shrimp have been found in the planet's waters.

Shrimp

Availability: All year long, depending on the variety.

Characteristic: Slightly sweet flavour.

Textyre when cooked: Firm pink flesh that is white inside.

Options galore! Raw, cooked, peeled, deveined: the choice is yours!

Facts about shrimp

White Shrimp and Back Tiger Shrimp Mild and firm like texture. Perfect for any recipe or just serve with cocktail sauce.

Freshwater Shrimp: Also known as "greentiger". They have a lobster like taste and texture. Perfect for the BBQ!

Coldwater Shrimp: Delicate sweet flavour, high in protein and low in fat. Perfect shrimp to add to your favorite recipe or a refreshing ingredient to any salad.

How to peel a shrimp Push the shell open with your fingers, starting at the stomach. Gently squeeze the tail to remove the meat.

  1. Grab the shell where it meets the legs ad peel it back.

  2. Remove the shell and the legs. If you like, leave one section of the shell attached near the tail. The shrimp looks better this way.

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Important When choosing shrimp, it's a good idea to pay close attention to the grade. The figure in brackets indicates the number of shrimp per pound. So one pound contains fewer colossal shrimp (8-15) than extra-large shrimp (2-30).

What about cooking time? It is difficult to recommend accurately how long to cook shrimp, since the time depends on the size and cooking method. Keep in mind, however, that shrimp are very quickly done and that your best bet is to watch carefully as they cook. Overcooked shrimp lose their lovely succulent texture and become hard.

Tip: Stop cooking as soon as the shrimp change colour.

Storage place Will keep In the fridge 2 days In the freezer 2 to 3 months

Nutritionally speaking Shrimp cam be part of a balanced, varied diet. Did you know that shrimp: contain protein, vitamin B12 and niacin, and are low in saturated fat.

So don't deny yourself the pleasure of eating this delicious food!

A cinch to prepare! Served cold or hot, shrimp make a real treat!

Serve cold with a cocktail sauce, shrimp make an appealing appetizer. Cold shrimp add flair to a salad and make a delicious sandwich filling.

Shrimp can be cooked in countless ways and served hot.

Here are several suggestions: 1.BBQ or Bake Marinate shrimp in a blend of soy sauce and walnut oil flavoured with a little rated fresh ginger root. Cook on skewers with chunks of pepper and red onion slices. 2. In a saute Cook shrimp in a wok with zucchini rounds, finely chopped onions, broccoli florets and mushrooms. Flavour the stir-fry with lime juice and coriander, and serve on a bed of rice vermicelli. 3. Cook in broth Add shrimp to a vegetable soup at the last minute. 4. Salad Add fresh cooked shrimp to a garden salad.

The perfect pairing! Medium-bodied white wines and light red wines are the ideal matches for shrimp.

Skewered Shrimp with Mango-Lime Vinaigrette (recipe is below)

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