Shrimp are one of the most popular seafood species today. According to Datassential, shrimp are on 62.9% of US menus and prized by chefs because they’re easy to cook and can be prepared in a variety of ways, allowing for endless creativity in the kitchen.
High in protein, antioxidants, and beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, shrimp also packs a nutritional punch and can fit into a wide range of dietary lifestyles.
Wild-caught in the Gulf of Mexico, Sysco’s Portico Classic and Imperial shrimp from trusted partner Paul Piazza & Son have a mild, sweet flavor and firm texture. In addition, all PPS shrimp are processed using only fresh well water rather than recycled water from the bayou, which delivers a product with a better appearance and no off flavors or odor at the operator level.
Here are a few great recipe ideas from several of our Sysco chefs that take advantage of the freshness and flavor of these Gulf Coast favorites!