5 Shrimp Recipes to Satisfy Your “Inner Bubba”

So I hear that May 10 is “National Shrimp Day” here in the United States.

International Foodies: Do your countries have this same propensity to allow every day to be multiple holidays dedicated to all things – exciting to mundane? If so, then this day should make perfect sense to you.

Anyhoo. I love shrimp.

No, like, seriously. I LOVE SHRIMP.

I love shrimp almost as much as Bubba. (Forrest Gump, people, Forrest Gump!) Really that’s my standard for loving shrimp. If I ask someone if they love shrimp, and they say yes, I say, “As much as Bubba?” And, yes, they do look at me like I’m nuts.

Whether you are celebrating National Shrimp Day or you are just in the mood for shrimp, I wanted to call your attention to my favorite shrimp recipes here on Bariatric Foodie.

Julia’s Thai Shrimp Skillet

I love this photo not only because long-time Foodie Julia took it, but because she did so under my “cell phone food photo taking” tutelage. Plus…it’s super yummy.

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Spaghetti Squash Ramen with Shrimp

In another life, I used to looooooove me some ramen. (Don’t judge me.)

Nowadays the noodles are a no-no and the sodium…well…it’s just probably not a good idea all the way around. So instead, I make a beautiful spaghetti squash ramen that hits all the right spots! This recipe is simple, easy to customize and most of all, fast!

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Shrimp & “Grits”

A little piece of decoding on my recipes. If the name of a starch is in “quotations”…it means it’s not really that starch. So this, my friends, is not grits. What it is may (or may not surprise you). But I promise you this – it will be yummy!

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Summer Shrimp Salad w/ Watermelon Champagne Dressing

That sounds fancy doesn’t it? Really the most laborious part of this whole recipe was scooping out the watermelon with a melon baller. Even the dressing was super quick and easy! Now May is a bit early for watermelon action…but bookmark this recipe for two months from now – and be in TOTAL summer food bliss!

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Selby’s Jerk Shrimp & Quinoa

Have you ever had Caribbean food? It’s just…everything. This recipe, submitted by dedicated Foodie, Selby, brings together the best flavors of the islands, pairs them with a superfood (quinoa, people, quinoa!) for a yummy and nutritious meal your whole family can get behind!

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There. I feel like I have adequately equipped you to make every day National Shrimp Day. Now, have at it!