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What is a seafood lover to do with today's prices in the grocery store? Purchasing salmon for my salmon addiction has always been a splurge, but now I am finding myself saving up in order to pay the huge price and still be able to purchase the basics.
Fortunately, and surprisingly, I can usually find a pretty good sale on shrimp. Some weeks, the sale will be on large shrimp, others, on medium. Salad shrimp or small shrimp are usually pretty affordable compared to other seafood in the supermarket. Since I adore shrimp, I find myself purchasing it more often to put into our menu rotation.
Benefits of Eating Shrimp
The great thing about eating shrimp is that it is very good for you! It contains vitamin B12 and other things like niacin and zinc. It is high in anti-oxidants that fight inflammation, wrinkles and sun damage. Shrimp is also good for thyroid function. Of course, you shouldn't overdo it with shrimp, they are fairly high in cholesterol and sodium, and of course, some people are allergic to shellfish, which is very sad for them.
All of that being said, shrimp is great to have on hand because it cooks up quickly and that makes it easy to create a delicious dish in no time at all! I was browsing through our posts and realized that we have a bunch of wonderful shrimp recipes that will add so much variety to your lunch, dinner and even snacking menu! Here are our best shrimp recipes. Click on the photo to go to the recipe.
Having shrimp in a home cooked meal always makes it seem special to me. When I can do it in a budget friendly way, that is even better! Do you have any shrimp recipes that you love? I would love to hear about them in the comments!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!