Shrimp: High Protein & Super-Fast Option for Everyday Meals
Updated: Jan 24
Seafood seems exotic and expensive so we forget about it as an option for everyday use. Shrimp are really high in protein (24g - ~50% recommended DV per 3.5 oz. of shrimp or 8 or 9 medium-sized shrimp), have no fat and no carbs (they do have cholesterol). Shrimp are not that expensive compared to other types of protein and for a lot of recipes, you can use frozen shrimp without much difference in taste.
They are also super-fast to cook. Medium shrimp take ~5 min. total to cook (~2 minutes per side). You can add them to meals of all different international cuisines and substitute them for other proteins in your regular meals easily.
Here is a gallery of different ways I cook with shrimp to give you ideas:
The first few are pizza, but there are other dishes too! :)
Greek-inspired Shrimp Pizza with feta and spinach on homemade pizza dough
Buffalo shrimp pizza with spinach and bleu cheese on homemade pizza dough
Mexican-inspired shrimp pizza with mozzarella (string cheese :) ), salsa and sour cream on homemade pizza dough
Baked Shrimp Scampi
Easy Dim Sum Shrimp Toast
Interloper :) - Seared Scallops
- Not Shrimp :), but another seafood option that is fast to cook & high protein.
Slightly Teriyaki Eggy Ramen +/- Shrimp
I like to eat it with shrimp. You can eat it plain (still good!) or w/ other meat or veggies. Check out totikky tikky version from YouTube or the variation I came up with.
Fried Rice w/ Shrimp
Similar to Eggy Ramen, I like to eat with shrimp, but you can eat it w/ other meat or do a vegetarian fried rice.
Keto/Low-Carb Cauliflower "Fried Rice" w/ Shrimp
Similar to Eggy Ramen or Fried Rice, I like to eat with shrimp, but you can eat it w/ other meat or do a vegetarian fried rice.