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You found the place for the best Shrimp Recipes and for tips on how to cook very tasty Prawn, Tiger Prawn, Jumbo Shrimp and other amazing Shrimp Dishes. 

Did you know that there are more than 20'000 species of Shrimp? But only around 300 of these Shrimp Scampi species are used in the comestible industry.

Shrimp can have different names like Scampi, Shrimp Scampi, Prawn. Find all you need to know about Shrimp Scampi on this site.  

Finest Shrimp Recipes:
Our selection of the most delicious Shrimp Recipes is grouped as follows (click the respective Recipes Area):

Fried Shrimp Scampi Recipes Grilled Shrimp Recipes Shrimp Creole Recipe
Shrimp Gumbo Recipes Shrimp and Pasta Recipes Garlic Shrimp Recipes
Coconut Shrimp Recipe Portugese Shrimp Recipes Shrimp Salad Recipes
Easy Shrimp Recipes Prawn Recipe  


All you need to know about Shrimp

Three types of Shrimps are important for our selection of the finest Shrimp Recipes: Coldwater, Freshwater and Warmwater Shrimp

Coldwater Shrimp
live in the deep water of the sea where the water is much colder. Their quality and taste is of superior quality. There are two types of Coldwater shrimp (also called deep sea shrimp) around the world: One type lives in the northern hemisphere Oceans and the "Chilenian Shrimp" can be found in the South Pacific region. Coldwater Shrimp is wild-caught and very small.

Freshwater Shrimp: One of the largest Shrimp types (sometime over one foot and over one pound) which are available wild-caught and farm-raised. They have bright blue shells. The taste is very mild and soft. Freshwater shrimps are a delicacy and can be often found in gourmet seafood restaurants.

Warmwater Shrimp
are the most popular Shrimp in the United States. Warmwater shrimp can be wild-caught or farm-raised. They are grouped as follows:

  • White Shrimp: Wild-caught in the Gulf of Mexico and along the south-east Atlantic Coast. They are also caught  in Mexico, China, India and Ecuador.  White Shrimp Scampi have a sweet taste and firm meat. The farm-raised white shrimp has a slightly milder flavor and have in most cases a less firm texture. 

  • Brown Shrimp: they have light brown colour which turns coral when cooked. Their meat is white with coral shin tones. 

  • Pink Shrimp: are called pink because their shell colour turns to dark pink and the meat is white with pink skin tones when cooked. Mild flavour. 

  • Tiger Shrimp: Very popular Shrimp type due to the relatively low price. They are primarily from Asia where there are called Black Tiger Shrimp. They have black and gray colured shells. When cooked they have a bright red shell and the meat is white. Tiger Shrimp shrink more than other Shrimp when cooked. Very mild flavour. 

  • Rock Shrimp: come from the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic side of Florida. The Rock Shrimp become not very large and is often available without shell. Sweet tasting meat.

Tips how to cook Shrimp Recipes best:

Avoid to overcook shrimp. The time Shrimp are cooked depends on their size:

Large Shrimp      Boil between 3 1/2 and 4 minutes
Medium Shrimp   Boil between 2 1/2 and 3 minutes
Small Shrimp      Boil between 1 1/2 and 2 minutes

 

Tip on how to prepare Shrimp Recipes at home without spending too much time peeling and deveining Shrimp:
 
We recommend to use the Shrimp Butler.
 


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