I recently went to lunch at a restaurant I have never been to before. One of its specialties is tacos. With an entire list of tacos to choose from, I couldn’t make up my mind! I asked the waitress which one I should pick, and she answered “100% the shrimp tacos.” I was skeptical, since usually I stay away from shrimp unless it’s grilled on a kebob or in a traditional pasta dish like shrimp scampi, but I trusted her judgement. I am happy to say that it was absolutely one of the best tacos I have ever had!
After I was so impressed by this shrimp dish, I knew I had to branch out and
start to use more shrimp in my everyday cooking! Yes, shrimp can get expensive, but I have found it on sale a few times. I also don’t mind getting frozen shrimp, thawing it, then cooking it as well! I keep a bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer for an easy meal. I sauté oil and fresh garlic in pan, add my shrimp, then season with salt and pepper. I usually lay the shrimp on top of a bed of brown rice or quinoa with a side of veggies. Simple, easy, healthy, and yummy! But now I am ready to branch out of my usual shrimp habits by searching through the Forq app.
I’m excited to try some classics. I usually put my shrimp on the grill or in a pan, but eventually I want to try a classic Boiled Shrimp. I’ve heard good things, plus it’s a generally healthy way of cooking (rather than something like frying/ battering and frying). Another classic shrimp dish I am dying to attempt to
make myself is shrimp and grits. I have had bites of this dish when I am in the south, but I bet homemade is even better! I am going to try to make it off this New Orleans Style Shrimp and Grits recipe. I have never been to New Orleans, but I heard their food is delicious so I have to try it! There are other versions of shrimp and grits on the Forq app as well, like these Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Cream Sauce. There are tons of variations, and I’m sure they’re all super tasty!
I also love battered and fried shrimp because I love that crunch it gives, so I searched the Forq app to see if it would bring me to a fried shrimp recipe that might be a little healthier than some. It brought me to Paleo Coconut Shrimp. For those of you that don’t know, a “paleo diet” means that you only eat things that were available way back in the day. Pretty much, if a caveman didn’t eat it, you don’t eat it. It means not eating a lot of processed foods such as cereals and crackers, so it’s easier to eat more natural. Therefore, all the ingredients in this dish are paleo friendly, but still super tasty!