Shrimp has to be one of my favorite things to eat and I eat it often. I have to say, I think everyone loves shrimp not just me. With summer just around the corner I wanted to make a list of some of my blogger friends' best Grilled Shrimp recipes as an 'ode to shrimp'!
Facts about Shrimp
While writing this post I found out some really fascinating things that I wanted to share real quick - it's so much fun!
- Did you know that there are over 2000 species of shrimp?
- Commercial shrimp activities support a 50 billion dollar a year industry!
- In 1735 beach seines (nets) were imported from France and the Cajun French Louisiana fishermen would use them to catch white shrimp and dry them out in the sun - a practice still done today!
- A shrimp's heart is located in it's head.
- The life span of a shrimp is 1-7 years. There are some species that can make it to 20 years though. The Hawaiian Red Shrimp has proven to live past 20 years in captivity.
- The correct term for raw shrimp or uncooked shrimp - is green shrimp.
- Shrimp is packed with selenium - which helps prevent tumor growth and lower the risk of many cancers.
- Shrimp are all born male... then transform into females!
Now that you know more about this fantastic creature (the sexy shrimp) - let's get to talking about grilling them, lol!
Following is a list of 25 delicious grilled shrimp recipes from some blogger friends that I just had to share with The Cagle Diaries readers before this summer comes upon us.
Grilled Shrimp Recipes
Now that's all going to depend on the size of the shrimp. The most common size of shrimp is what they call 21/25. That means for every pound of shrimp there will be between 21-25 shrimp. Therefore, you'll be looking at about 4-5 shrimp in 3oz.
If the shrimp is shelled, then you're looking at about 1-2 days. If the shrimp still has the shell, then it's 2-3 days. It'll be a bit longer if the shrimp is cooked - 4 days.
It's not recommended as there is a high risk of food poisoning.
No they shouldn't eat the shells or the tails. Due to the sharp edges they could really mess up your dog's intestines.
Cooked shrimp kept in the refrigerator is good for up to 4 days.
Shrimp are omnivores are will eat plants and animal matter. In fact, some species of shrimp will eat from decaying carcasses.