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Coastal-Inspired Dinner Creations PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 06:23

Make family mealtime convenient and delicious by incorporating a fun, coastal twist into your household's favorite dishes. Introducing a new ingredient, such as shrimp or seafood, is an easy way to serve a mouthwatering meal that is big on flavor.

Families today are busier than ever, with job obligations, household duties, school demands and extracurricular activities all chewing into free time. When it comes to eating, it's easy to fall into a recycled dinnertime routine that relies heavily on the same old, triedand- true recipes.

Switching things up with a unique dish that breaks out of this mealtime rut can bring delight to everyone at the dinner table - and add a layer of convenience to your carefully balanced schedule. For a simple, upbeat change, try adding a new ingredient, such as shrimp, to a traditional dish like pasta or tacos. Using frozen seafood eliminates unnecessary prep time and fuss, while still delivering big on flavor and quality.

With options ranging from crispy Popcorn Shrimp to savory Salmon Burgers and crunchy Shrimp Spring Rolls, SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. makes it exceedingly easy to bring more coastal flavor to your dinner table. The recipe below combines easy pesto pasta and SeaPak's new Parmesan Encrusted Butterfly Shrimp, for an innovative and flavorful entree that you can have on the table in just 30 minutes. Visit for additional family friendly, coastal recipes.

Cooking Tips

What types of wines go best with shrimp?
Wine and shrimp are excellent together, but choosing
the best wine depends on the type of shrimp dish you
are preparing.

▲ Bold, complex wines are best for simple sautéed
or grilled shrimp dishes. Select a dry white like a
Reisling or Sauvignon Blanc.

▲ For smoky barbecue shrimp dishes, choose
something fruity like a white zinfandel or even reds like
Pinot Noir or Merlot.

▲ For shrimp with richer white or butter sauces, pair
with a smooth Chardonnay.