Friday Foodie Fix -Shrimp

Friday Foodie Fix

Friday Foodie Fix

This week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Shrimp!  I’m a huge fan of shrimp and I’m not the only one.  Shirley at Gluten Free Easily is too.  Shrimp is an excellent source of
protein. They are a rich source of selenium, phosphorus, iron, copper,
magnesium and zinc. It also has good amount of potassium, manganese,
calcium and sodium. Shrimp are rich in
Vitamin D, B12, choline and niacin. It also has good amount of Vitamin
B6, E and A with small amount of Vitamin C, pantothenic acid, thiamin,
folate and riboflavin. To top it off 100g of shrimp have 106 calories.

I’m always looking for that final answer of what can it help prevent.  Shrimp is useful in
protection against Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart arrhythmia and
high blood pressure. Consumption of shrimp reduces depression and
keeps the mood fresh.  Oh and they cook up fast so what more could you ask for.

Here are a few of my favorite shrimp recipes:

Pesto Shrimp on Polenta Portobellos

Shrimp Tostados

Swicy Shrimp & Mango with Papaya Corn Salsa

Shallot Pepper Shrimp

Cioppino

I hope you will add your shrimp recipes here with Mr. Linky.  For all of the rules check out the Friday Foodie Fix page in the navigation bar at the top of this blog.

Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ……Quinoa!


If you were ever wondering how shrimp stay so lean, well check this
out.  Just don’t forget to leave your link to your shrimp recipes.

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10 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix -Shrimp

  1. SleepBetterTips May 22, 2009 at 2:56 am #

    Wow! I never knew those fascinating facts about shrimp. Great photos. My kids love shrimp. They aren't big fans of seafood, but they love when I cook shrimp. My recipe for Shrimp with Bok Choy and Corn is great because it's simple, easy, delicious, and gluten free!

  2. Jenn May 22, 2009 at 3:46 am #

    Ooops sorry I messed up the link, I just typed my name instead of the name of the dish! I need to wake up more this morning…Mine is a shrimp and pea risotto recipe that I created after watching Gordon Ramsay have everyone make pea risotto on his show "Hell's Kitchen".

  3. Dianne May 22, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Those all look fabulous!

  4. csuphilosophy May 22, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    Err, shrimp isn't really iffy while pregnant- it's low in mercury, which is the main problem with some fishes. And, as long as it isn't raw, there shouldn't be a problem. Every pregnancy book and midwife/doctor I've read or heard from says it is fine. I have to admit I made this with tempeh instead of shrimp to make it more suitable for my vegetarian blog (I've adopted Diane for my adopt-a-gluten-free blogger event at the Book of Yum), but either way, it is delicious!
    -Sea

  5. seamaiden May 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    Oops- I was having trouble commenting on the page with the polenta shrimp recipe and accidentally posted my comment HERE- it kind of makes no sense because I was responding to another comment. Would you mind deleting the comment I accidentally posted here? And this goofy message too, hehe.
    Thanks Diane! Loved your recipes I tried. Don't know what you were worried about. ;)
    -Sea

  6. gfe--gluten free eas May 22, 2009 at 8:59 pm #

    Finally, got my current post up and shared another good one. :-) Love all the great shrimp facts (especially the one about keeping the mood "fresh") and the video!
    Looks like everyone has outdone themselves again this week. :-) Thanks for the roundup, Diane! Have a great weekend!
    Shirley

  7. CeliacsTips May 25, 2009 at 8:05 am #

    We love the Friday Foodie Fix. It brings together a wide variety of recipes and bloggers! Can't wait to try some of these new recipes on my family. Thanks!

  8. Brian May 25, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    Thanks for the shrimp info and all the great recipe ideas.

  9. Diane Eblin May 28, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    Sleep Better Tips- first let me say I love the info on foods that can help you sleep better. Kudos! Trying your recipe this week.
    Jenn- I have a hard time watching that show. He's so over the top but he knows his stuff about commercial kitchens. Thanks for sharing.
    Dianne- Thank you for sharing!
    Shirley- so glad you liked the video. I laugh my @*#!! off every time I watch it. I love stupid humor. Thank you for sharing your recipes!
    Celiac Tips- I love that we get lots of different blogs sharing. I'm sure you get tired of me and I love what people share. So cool. I hope Mr. Linky will cooperate for this week!
    Brian- Thank you for sharing!

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