Seafood Made Easy


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Seafood Made Easy

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Seafood Made Easy
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Look for the Responsible Choice logo on Hy-Vee seafood. These options are rated as either "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives" by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, or are certified to an environmental standard benchmarked to these ratings.
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For salads, pastas, or as is, grilled shrimp is ready in about 5 minutes. Just use skewers or a grill basket and grill over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side or until pink and opaque. 

Shrimp is the ultimate quick dinner because it cooks in less than 10 minutes. Just preheat the oven to 400 F, toss your shrimp with olive oil and seasoning, spread on a sheet pan and bake for about 8 minutes or until pink and opaque. 

Now we're talking. Make easy fried shrimp at home. In a 3-quart saucepan or deep-fat fryer, heat 2 inches vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Dip shrimp in batter and drop into the hot oil. They're ready in about 2 minutes when they're nice and golden. 

A go-to method, quick sautéed shrimp is perfect for busy weeknights. Heat oil or butter in a pan, toss in shrimp, add seasoning, and cook for about 4 minutes until pink and opaque. 

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