Prawns: Perfectly Packed with Paleo Protein

For as long as I can remember, prawns have been a favorite of mine.  

After eating a light lunch just now of some wild prawns, raw oysters, a bell pepper and some leaves, courtesy of Santa Monica Seafood, I had these creatures of the sea on my mind when I decided to make them the feature of today’s post.

(I should clarify, by the way, that what I would call jumbo shrimp, my British husband calls prawns, hence of my own use of the words interchangeably for purposes of this blog post, along with the fact that I liked the alliteration…)

High in protein, Omega 3s and antioxidants, these crustaceans are delicious, whether prepared by simply steaming them and adding a drizzle of fresh lemon, or something requiring a little more time, such as my Paleoista Coconut Ginger Shrimp recipe.

Concerned about which shrimp are safe to eat, as well as the environmental impact of choosing the wrong type?  Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Chart for Shrimp which gives you all the info you need to choose wisely.