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Shrimp: A Staple of Mediterranean Cooking

A small but mighty crustacean, shrimp can be found in cuisines around the world. Mediterranean dwellers from Spain to Sicily have been fishing for shrimp for millenia, using them as a vital protein. Shrimp are high in protein and high in omega fatty acids, which makes them a key staple of the Mediterranean diet.  

Fresh Caught Shrimp With Mmmediterranean 

Supermarket Italy is proud to be a partner of Mmmediterranean, a shipping company that brings fresh shrimp and other seafood from Europe to your door. Caught on location, packed in ice, and shipped 2-day air, the shrimp remains fresh, like you’ve just hauled it up from the boat yourself. 

Choose shrimp varieties from countries including Spain, Italy and Argentina. The Wild Spanish Carabineros Shrimp Box comes with 2.2 lbs of vibrant, head-on shrimp. For those who prefer the shrimp pre-prepared, the Wild Red Shrimp Peeled and Deveined Bag has all of the fresh shrimp flavor without the fuss. For a delicacy, Alistado Red Shrimp are found in deep sea waters off the coast of North Africa and are considered special for being so hard to catch. 

What Dishes Can I Make With Shrimp? 

For such a small size, shrimp have a big impact on Mediterranean cooking! Shrimp makes a wonderful addition to almost any pasta dish. Try whipping up a classic shrimp scampi with linguine noodles, white wine and garlic. Like a little spice in your Italian food? Make shrimp fra diavolo, a traditional marinara recipe with extra chili flakes. From Italy, journey on to Spain by cooking shrimp paella, mixed with saffron rice and other proteins such as chicken, sausage and rabbit.