National shrimp day
May 10th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Grab some fresh fruit of the sea – May 10 is National Shrimp Day!

Whether you bake, boil, fry, grill, put 'em in a stew, serve 'em Southern-style with grits, stir into a scampi or stick on top of a cocktail, shrimp can be served so many ways, you'll run out daylight first.

At the base of soups or used for flavoring, shrimp is at the heart of Asian cooking. In Spain, folks like to toss them in with paella while Italians include shrimp in their pasta dishes. Coconut shrimp is a favorite in Caribbean cuisine, and curried shrimp is alive and well in Southeast Asia. And of course, fried shrimp is king here in the U.S.

But no matter where you are, you'll have to peel and devein those little beauties first. The shell is easy to detach – just hold the tail and peel away. To get rid of the digestive tract, just cut a slit in the back of the shrimp and remove it with a deveining tool, or even a knife, skewer or toothpick.

Pop shrimp all day long with these fun, tasty and varied ways. Summer is well on its way, so there's no better time to test out your favorite shrimp dishes ... or become a shrimp boat captain, if you're so inclined.

Editor's note: We previously posted this in 2012, but it was too good a catch not to share again.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Steven Richter

    Just saw this by messing around on my iPad. This was a fabulous idea! Why did you stop promoting National Shrimp Day? Would love to help you revive the idea. Regards, Steve-pres. Sea to Sea LLC.

    June 2, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  2. VladT

    If you truly want to know the many uses of shrimp, one simply needs to watch Forrest Gump

    May 11, 2013 at 8:56 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Shramp stew, shramp sammiches, shramp gumbo, shramp kabobs, shramp ice crame, BBQ shramp.

      I think that's about it.

      May 11, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  3. Edwin

    I freakin' LOVE shrimp. I could eat them all day, everyday.

    May 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    NICE! Think I ate about 30 of them last night. Even the tails.

    May 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
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