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Shrimp are delicious hot, warm or cold, full of health benefits and perfect for summer grilling and beach side picnics. I start to feel like Bubba from "Forrest Gump" when I'm listing all the ways I cook them -- shrimp salad, shrimp skewers, shrimp dipped in coconut, shrimp with chipotle and orange -- but I think the guy was on to something.
In addition to their versatility, shrimp, also called "fruit of the sea," are high in tryptophane. That's one of the 10 essential amino acids, serving to soothe the nervous system and aid relaxation. They also contain high amounts of vitamin D, the new super antioxidant being touted for cancer prevention.
Read on for Jennifer's four-step method for devining shrimp and the reason she gets funny looks at the grocery store.
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Back away from those tiny-shrimp platters! I don't know why, but every time someone throws a party, they pick up those rings of mini shrimp as if it's gourmet and delicious. Not only are those shrimp too tiny to enjoy, but they also offer barely a fraction of the taste of the freshly prepared, larger variety.
So, to help get you off the crappy shrimp ring bandwagon, I give you: How to Devein Shrimp. It's easy. It's quick. It just requires a short amount of time to get rid of the shell and devein, and a quick saute to cook. (Talk about an easy saute -- the shrimp turn pink when they're done, so there's absolutely no guesswork.) I swear -- it's better to have less shrimp and mouth-watering flavor than those little things with crappy flavor -- save those for your shrimp salad.
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