I come from Louisiana where shrimp, in all of its glory, is sanctified. We love it poached, grilled, sautéed, broiled, breaded, steamed and fried. We’ll eat shrimp in soups, salads and all kinds of savory dishes. I remember at an early age watching my Dad devour a barbeque shrimp pizza, probably similar to these Shrimp and Feta Pizzas opens in a new tab! And then, of course, there’s Chicken Sausage Jambalaya with Shrimp opens in a new tab, a famous Cajun specialty, and Holiday Cioppino opens in a new tab, a seafood feast made with white wine, shrimp and herbs, perfect for this time of year.
Shrimp is delicious when simply prepared, like this Boiled Cajun Shrimp opens in a new tab and this Spicy Shrimp opens in a new tab. And also when paired with a wonderful dip or sauce; try our Shrimp Cocktail with Creamy-Spicy Green Onion Dipping Sauce opens in a new tab.
At Whole Foods Market, our farmed shrimp is a great choice. We can always trace our shrimp back to their farms, which are not at all typical shrimp farms. Our producers meet our strict standards for protecting the environment opens in a new tabby avoiding mangrove areas to protect sensitive ecosystems and maintain good water quality. You’ll never find added phosphates or sulfates in our shrimp — we don’t want anything to take away from the sweet, delicate flavor of shrimp raised right. In fact, our shrimp are harvested to order and flash frozen within hours of harvest. You can really taste the difference! Learn more about what sets our shrimp apart opens in a new tab by checking out Our Shrimp Standards opens in a new tab.
Here are more ideas and recipes:
Shrimp is commonly added to soup in Asian-style recipes like this Thai Shrimp and Carrot Salad opens in a new tab. It’s also great in stews like our Pan Roasted Shrimp and Lobster Stew opens in a new tab.
Shrimp makes a great appetizer served with cocktail sauce or on a platter filled with assorted colorful vegetables. It’s wonderful as a dipper for favorite dairy, non-dairy or other dips. For an amazingly simple, simply delicious appetizer, Popcorn Shrimp with Clementine-Chipotle Cocktail Sauce opens in a new tab features our Whole Catch® popcorn shrimp, baked and served with a tasty, simple sauce.
Speaking of appetizers, Two-Bite Shrimp Pancakes with Satsuma Relish opens in a new tab will please your party guests, or you could just hoard them all for yourself!
Tacos! Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Pineapple Salsa opens in a new tab – incredible.
Thread shrimp onto skewers for an impressive all-in-one main dish like these Tandoori-Style Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs. opens in a new tab
Use as a soup topper like this Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp opens in a new tab or Miso Soup with Shrimp and Broccoli opens in a new tab.
Serve shrimp over leafy greens with a favorite dressing or as part of a pasta or grain salad, like this Brown Rice Pilaf with Shrimp & Wilted Radicchio opens in a new tab.
Make a shrimp stir-fry (try adding some pineapple), served over rice, or add shrimp to favorite pasta sauce and serve over noodles of any shape.
Serve shrimp over pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic, a favorite cheese, fresh herbs and seasonings. If you like pasta and Cajun food, you may want to try our Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Steak Linguine opens in a new tab.
Do you have a special way you like to eat shrimp? What about a great recipe? Let me know.