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What to put on Shell fish if not butter?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM

New to paleo and have read some contradicting info. I love to eat shrimp/crab/lobster with drawn butter. Is that o.k. and or any ideas for substitutes if it's not. Thanks

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:58 PM

Isn't drawn butter clarified? Butter, in general, is animal fat, and animal fat is paleo. Clarified butter gets even the few remaining proteins out, so it is even better than regular butter.

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Yes to this. I make ghee out of my butter, which is dead easy and removes most (or all?) of the milk proteins. I drown my seafood in ghee and lemon.

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:41 PM

Yeah mayo is raw eggs and oil, and functions like butter. Add chopped pickles and it's tartar sauce.

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on June 18, 2013
at 05:45 PM

Dairy is not ideologically paleo. Hoever, many people that follow a general paleo style diet include dairy in their diets. While some may drink milk or eat yogurt, many people here use butter to some extent.

Drawn, or clarified, butter is also known as ghee. While it may not be strict paleo, you will likely not find a single soul here that doesn't think ghee can be part of a healthy, paleo inspired diet.

DO NOT use non-dairy, imitation dairy products. If you eat dairy, stick to the real stuff.

Summary: stick with the drawn butter.

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:22 PM

If it is wrong, I don't want to be right.

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:11 PM

If you have a dairy protein sensitivity/allergy, try ghee. It might not work for everyone, but if you're not overly sensitive it will work just fine.

If you don't have issues with dairy, by all means, use butter. If you can get your hands on butter from grassfed cows, even better.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Yes to this. I make ghee out of my butter, which is dead easy and removes most (or all?) of the milk proteins. I drown my seafood in ghee and lemon.

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on June 18, 2013
at 06:51 PM

Butter complements seafood. Besides the ones you mention, steamed clams and lutefisk beg for butter. I thinks it's because there's so little fat in most mollusks,crustaceans and white fish.

Going beyond butter, oysters fry nicely in bacon fat.

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:19 PM

Lemon (freshly squeezed), or paleo mayo (not made with PUFA's). "Cocktail sauce" made from tomato sauce and horseradish. LOL, I don't eat shellfish for religious reasons, but they all sound great to me.

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:41 PM

Yeah mayo is raw eggs and oil, and functions like butter. Add chopped pickles and it's tartar sauce.

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on June 19, 2013
at 03:30 AM

Everything tastes DELICIOUS with olive oil and garlic :)

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on June 19, 2013
at 02:05 AM

I use lemon juice and when I ate eggs, i'd do a mayo sauce with horseradish and different seasonings.

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