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Cooking Shrimp: 3 Easy Recipes

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Cooking Shrimp: 3 Easy Recipes
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No more boring shrimp! Say goodbye to your old recipes and hello to to these three easy shrimp dishes. These recipes prove that cooking shrimp can be effortless, tasty and hassle free.

We begin with a bit of an unconventional recipe for watermelon shrimp salad. Although combining fruit with shrimp may seem odd at first, just one bite will let you know these flavors belong together. The salad is balanced with a lemon-honey dressing and plenty of basil.

Another easy way of cooking shrimp is to make Thai lettuce cups. This recipe features sauteed shrimp with sesame oil, cilantro, lime and garlic. It's a flavorful dish that brings conversation and camaraderie to the table.

If you love pasta then give this spaghetti and shrimp a go. It's an Italian classic infused with garlic, chili peppers, extra virgin olive oil and parsley. Don't forget to pair it with white wine!

Tip: To ensure perfectly cooked shrimp, cook them until they turn pink and form a 'C' shape. If the shrimp closes up and forms an 'O' it's probably been overcooked.

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