Florida Pink Shrimp – Sweet and Delicious
|July 17, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Recipes, Seafood|
Last night I was craving chicken and shrimp curry. My grocery store not only had wild caught Florida pink shrimp, but they were on sale! This was a double treat; if the shrimp aren’t wild caught or are farm raised in other countries, I tend to avoid them because some countries use antibiotics in the water.
Wild caught shrimp are delicious and have a sweet flavor and a nice firm texture. As the name implies, they are pink when raw as well as when cooked. Shrimp aren’t something I usually think of cooking during the week, but I’m going to start because these were easy to peel and didn’t need much cleaning at all.
Once the shrimp were peeled, I heated a little oil in a sauté pan with garlic powder, black pepper and ground coriander (cilantro) and some cubed chicken. After a few minutes, I poured in lite coconut milk and curry powder. It needed something, so I threw in a pinch of ground red pepper and some crystallized ginger. That really rounded out the flavor. The shrimp went in for three minutes, then I poured it over rice with a toasted coconut garnish. Yum!
Since these were so easy, I started thinking of all the ways I could cook shrimp. How do you like to cook shrimp? For delicious meal ideas, check out our Bureau of Seafood’s shrimp recipes. You’ll be happy you did!