I often eat shrimp with the shells and tails on. A friend who owns a fish market turned me on to it... Lots of great flavor there and its a common practice in several cultures. Anybody have any idea what nutritional benefit they add vs shelled? ... (more)
Good source of glucosamine/chondroitin. Good for joints. Shells and tails are often used in stock, like bones of other animals. I imagine a good source of calcium and other unspoken minerals, but don't quote me on that.
possibly a stupid question. They just taste much sweeter than other meat. (Ex: scallops/oysters/etc are sweet which I attribute to their small amount of carbs). Thanks!
Per my copy of On Food and Cooking, definitely worth owning or checking out from the library, why shrimp and crab taste sweet is because they are collecting amino acids in their tissue, as a way to balance the salt in the surrounding water. Their... (more)
I'm looking for a good paleo marinade oil mainly for chicken and shrimp, but also for red meat. I understand that olive oil is not optimal when cooked, so that's out, as are obviously all seed oils. Coconut oil is solid in the fridge, as is butter... (more)
I've actually never used an oil in a marinade, sans a few shots of sesame oil, as it, to me, seems to hinder the flavours actually being enveloped by the meat. Kind of like a little wall. Definitely fat is used when cooking and I'll take some of... (more)
Hi Everyone - I'm allergic to shellfish, but the worst one is shrimp. Perhaps asking a naive question, is there anything I can do to eat them? I would love to be able to eat Shrimp and Lobster, not only for the taste, but the protein and variety.... (more)
I usually buy the uncooked wild version, but sometimes cannot make it to the store that sells that variety. I can buy pre-cooked, farmed, frozen version right down the street. What should I know about this variety of shrimp? I don't eat... (more)
It's been a long time since I ate some shrimp. I want some astaxanthin and the best source I know and can find is shrimp, but if you know some other sources please add them here.The question is, should shrimp exoskeletons or shells be utilized in... (more)