Crispy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

“Under the sea…Under the sea…Darling it's better, down where it's wetter take it from me. Up on the shore they work all day, out in the sun they slave away! While we devotin', full time to floatin' under the sea!” Uh huh, you are right. That’s me singing. Yes, I know that my singing voice is magical and that it can launch a thousand ships, but what makes me sing this song every time is shrimps. My favorite seafood and sea creature! *someone shouts* “Shrimps are ugly!” Excuse me?! Who said that?! Shrimps are not…Ok, I think you're right. They may look just a little bit one-thirty-eighth-of-your-tiny-toenail hideous but who cares! Shrimps are very delicious! When they are cooked, of course. Before you wince at them, get to know them first. Now, sit and read what I have to say!

Shrimps are referred to as decapods crustaceans. Prawns are synonymous to shrimps. However, there is a difference between these two. In fact, they belong to different species. Shrimps and prawns have different tastes too. Shrimps can be found in warm and cold water. Their size differs in water temperature. If it’s cold, they are smaller. Mostly, the shrimps we eat are raised in the pond. Meanwhile, prawns are like lobsters, only prawns are smaller.

Let us not discuss more the differences between prawns and shrimps, rather, let us have a lookie lookie on shrimps’ health benefits. *silence* What are you looking at?! Shrimps have health benefits! *awkward silence* Uh-oh. Ok, so you are looking at me because you want to know about it? Alright. *embarrassed smile*

For weight loss, shrimps are rich in protein and vitamin D. They also have zinc which increases the leptin level in our body. Leptin plays an important role in body regulation. Shrimps also have calcium which contributes to our bones. Shrimps for brain health? That’s right! According to the website Organic Facts, “shrimps have high levels of iron, which is a key mineral component in the bonding process with oxygen in hemoglobin. With additional iron in the system, increased oxygen flow can occur to the muscles, providing strength and endurance, while also increasing oxygen flow to the brain, which is shown to improve comprehension, memory, and concentration.” I have exams next week. Should I start eating shrimps now?

So, what? Have you changed your mind? If you have, it is time for you to make this Chinese Sesame Shrimp! Have fun! *winks*

Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "Cinnamon-Spice and Everything Nice" website below.

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