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NATIONAL FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP DAY – December 21

National French Fried Shrimp Day December 21

National French Fried Shrimp Day December 21

NATIONAL FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP DAY

National French Fried Shrimp Day is observed annually on December 21

Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood.

The word “prawn” is used loosely to describe any large shrimp, sometimes known as “jumbo shrimp”.   Some countries use the word “prawn” exclusively for all shrimp.

Preparing the shrimp for consumption usually involves the removal of the head, shell, tail and “sand vein”.  There are many ways to cook shrimp.  Common methods of preparation include baking, boiling, broiling, sauteing  frying and grilling.

Cooking time is delicate for shrimp and they are at their best when not over cooked.

A healthy food, shrimp is low in calories and high in levels of omega-3s, calcium, iodine, and protein.  Shrimp is also known to be considered good for the circulatory system.   *The preparation of the shrimp does impact the caloric count.

Happy National French Fried Shrimp Day

Enjoy one of the following “tried and true” recipes:

http://www.food.com/recipe/french-fried-shrimp-479317

http://southernfood.about.com/od/shrimprecipes/r/bl31010h.htm

National French Fried Shrimp Day History

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National French Fried Shrimp Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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