There are three basic types of shrimp:
whole raw shrimp with the peel still on, peeled and deveined shrimp, and cooked
shrimp. All types are available both fresh and frozen.
Make sure to avoid shrimp that have black spots.
If it smells like ammonia, don't buy it.
Color is a matter of preference, as shrimp come in many shades--green, brown,
white or pink. Green shrimp just means that the shell is still on and does not
indicate the color of the meat. In any case, shrimp turns pink when cooked.
Easy Shrimp Scampi
1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
3 T. olive oil
6 T. butter or margarine
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 T. snipped fresh parsley
6 T. white wine
In a large skillet heat the oil and butter over medium heat. Add garlic and
shrimp. Cook stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.
Stir in parsley and wine. Serve immediately.