If you’re getting tired of chicken and vegetables, you should try this recipe! Shrimp dishes are a great alternative to the chicken and beef rotation that can be so easy to fall into on a paleo diet.
I used to be intimidated by the idea of buying and cooking shrimp myself. Even though I liked it, I wasn’t convinced I could do it justice at home. I was wrong.
Get Fresher Shrimp by Buying Frozen
It sounds contradictory, I know. But hear me out. If you’re a shrimp cooking newbie, I’d recommend using frozen shrimp.
If you’re not living by the coast, your shrimp had to get to the grocery store or fishmonger somehow. And it had to be frozen.
So, for the most part, even the “fresh” shrimp on display was frozen at one time – but you won’t be able to tell how long it was sitting there defrosted. Make sure your bag doesn’t contain any freezer burn.
To thaw, place the bag under cold water for a few minutes.
The Difference Between Soy Sauce and Tamari
This paleo shrimp fried rice dish calls for tamari – a type of soy sauce. The important distinction is that tamari generally doesn’t contain wheat.
Look for a brand with a gluten free label and you’re good.
Tamari might taste a little different to you, but it works really well in this dish. I find tamari to have a stronger flavor, although it also tastes less salty than soy sauce.