Happy National Shrimp Day! What better time of year to celebrate this tasty crustacean? The weather is warm enough for shrimp on the grill, in a picnic salad, or as a party appetizer.

By Alyssa Walter
Updated May 10, 2013
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Happy National Shrimp Day! What better time of year to celebrate this tasty crustacean? The weather is warm enough for shrimp on the grill, in a picnic salad, or as a party appetizer.

Don’t let the small size fool you, this seafood really pulls its weight in the nutrition department, packing 50% of your daily protein, as well as iron and omega-3s. It's also relatively low in fat and calories.

Shrimp cook in a flash and can be easily incorporated into dishes from a variety of global cuisines. So forget the shrimp cocktail and try one of these internationally inspired recipes today!

Grilled-Shrimp Souvlaki

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Try this recipe: Grilled-Shrimp Souvlaki

Shrimp and Mango Summer Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

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Shrimp Roll

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Try this recipe: Shrimp Roll

Chopped Taco Salad with Shrimp

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Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

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