Boiled, Baked, Broiled, or Sauteed – Shrimp is a Universal Addition to any Meal
Shrimp are a durable seafood that can adapt to a variety of cooking methods. Each method of cooking allows the chef to bring out certain qualities to the seafood that compliment the other ingredients in the dish.
Boiling shrimp is the easiest method of cooking them. The shrimp retain their natural flavors and can be eaten hot or cold. However, boiled shrimp are the easiest to use in cold seafood salads. Boiled shrimp can be chopped, shredded, or served whole, allowing the chef to determine how infused the shrimp will be in the overall dish.
Baking shrimp is a great way to add flavors by infusing flavorful ingredients like garlic or by coating the shrimp in bread crumbs. When baked with onions, garlic, and spices, shrimp absorb the flavors and can then be easily added to pasta or rice. Coating shrimp with bread crumbs and coconut flakes will often detract from the seafood flavor, while still giving the dish a fresh and healthy base.
Broiled (or Barbecued) Shrimp
Shrimp cook well on a skewer and are an easy alternative to pork or beef. The shrimp may absorb some of the smoky flavors from a wood barbecue and will pair well with skewered vegetables like peppers and onions.
Shrimp are frequently added to pastas and salads after being sauteed. Combined with a touch of olive oil and some spices, sauteed shrimp generally have a crispy (fried) exterior and a fresh, soft interior.
Shrimp are not only one of the best seafoods to add into your diet, but because of their durable texture shrimp can be cooked in a variety of methods to suit any dish.