Easy Shrimp Recipes highlight Gulf Shrimp in Season
During the summer months, one of our favorite local seafoods to enjoy are deliciously fresh Gulf Shrimp. With the 2017 Louisiana spring shrimp season opening just last week, they’re both readily available and at the peak of freshness and flavor. Look for the “Wild Louisiana Seafood” stamp to ensure you are experiencing the best-tasting wild-caught seafood in the world.
Not only are Gulf Shrimp easy to find at both seafood markets and grocery stores, they’re also good for you! Shrimp are a low-calorie source of protein and a good source of omega-3 fats. They are also high in nutrients like vitamin B12, selenium, and choline.
With shrimp season in full swing, we’ll be sharing shrimp recipes every week, starting with this surprisingly easy recipe for Shrimp Summer Rolls. They’re the perfect way to showcase Gulf Shrimp with a few other ingredients that complement the fresh flavor of the shrimp nicely. Don’t be timid about trying to make your own Summer Rolls with Shrimp—it’s easier than you think!
12 rounds rice paper
24 large or jumbo peeled and cooked shrimp
1 large haas avocado (about 6 oz), sliced into strips
3 cups shredded carrot
3 cups shredded red cabbage
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
24 basil leaves
24 mint leaves
Peanut Dipping Sauce:
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons sriracha
1 teaspoon grated ginger
6 tablespoons hot water, to thin
Mix together the ingredients for the peanut sauce. Take a rice paper wrapper and completely submerge it in hot tap water for 10 to 15 seconds, until pliable. Place the wrapper on a plate or cutting board and top with 2 shrimp, a few avocado slices, 1/4 cup carrots, 1/4 cup cabbage, 2 basil leaves and 2 mint leaves. Fold the bottom half of the wrapper over the filling, hold the fold in place, tuck in the sides and roll tightly. Repeat with remaining filling and serve with dipping sauce. Adapted from Skinny Taste.
You can try Gulf Shrimp in a variety of different ways at Deanie’s Seafood, including Barbeque Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, or Shrimp Remoulade. The restaurants have recently expanded their menus to provide a wider variety of options to sample fresh wild Louisiana seafood. Deanie’s is recognized as one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans, offering certified “Louisiana Wild” seafood and made-from-scratch recipes.
The shrimping industry accounts for 15,000 jobs and an annual impact of $1.3 billion for Louisiana. Deanie’s is proud to support the Louisiana Seafood industry, operating a thriving seafood market and catering business as well as two successful restaurants in the New Orleans area. Both restaurants are open 7 days per week, and the online seafood market is located at Shopdeanies.com.