Welcome to the first day of June (can you believe it!) and Week 20 of Seafood Frenzy Friday where I select seafood recipes from some of my food blogging friends to showcase for all of you since I don’t eat any fish myself. Simply click on the name of the recipe underneath the picture to be taken to the author’s original post.
Today, it’s all about SHRIMP! Here is some helpful information I found on LIVESTRONG:
Shrimp is a shellfish that is in the crustacean family. It is either caught wild by net trawling or can be raised in aquaculture farms. The tail meat of shrimp is eaten and can be boiled, steamed, grilled, fried, baked or broiled. It can be prepared as a main course or as an ingredient in chowders and soups, salads, appetizers and sushi. It is widely available throughout the United States as fresh or frozen shrimp.
Per 100g serving–approximately 3 1/2 oz.–shrimp provides 106 calories with only 16 calories from fat. The same serving size also has around 20g of protein, around 2g of fat and 1g of carbohydrates. Shrimp delivers vitamins D and B12 and also contains minerals, including phosphorus, copper and especially selenium.
Shrimp is an excellent source of protein. Shrimp also provides omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce the risks of heart disease by reducing triglyceride levels in the bloodstream. Shrimp also contains selenium, essential for proper thyroid and immune system function.
Shrimp has a reputation of raising cholesterol levels. However, it has been determined that eating shrimp increases HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol. Also, shrimp decreases LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.
And now for today’s recipes…
Amee’s Savory Dish
Quinoa & Fresh Herb Shrimp Salad
Mels Kitchen Cafe
Everyday Mom’s Meals
I Breathe…I’m Hungry
For the Love of Cooking
Serious Food for the Soul
Thank you for allowing me to share your wonderful looking recipes.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!