carolina grilled shrimp

Poolside Carolina Grilled Shrimp Appetizers

Summer will be here before you know it, so we wanted to share with you this incredible grilled shrimp recipe. Most people don’t think of seafood as a poolside appetizer, but we can ensure you that the guests at your next pool will absolutely love this one.

It’s quick and easy, so ou won’t be slaving over the bbq when your guests are splashing it up. We’d like to than Adrian from Pool Service Simi Valley for sending this one into us. Enjoy!

Ingredients Needed:

Skewers (110 – 12 inch wooden)

1.5 tablespoons of olive oil

3/8 cup of red chili sauce

1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice (fresh squeezed preferred)

1.5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2-garlicic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes

Preparation & Cooking Directions:

First, soak the wooden skewers in water for about 1/2 an hour. This will prevent then from burning when they are on the grill.

Peel the shrimp and then devein. Thread the shrimp onto each of the wooden skewers. Put these in a Tupperware container.Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then pour over the shrimp. Cover the Tupperware and let it marinate for about 1/2 an hour. Then remove the shrimp and throw away the marinade.

Get you grill to about 375 degrees and grill the shrimp for about three minutes on each side. Cover when grilling. The shrimp are ready when they have turned pink.




5 Health Benefits of Eating Seafood

Fish is one of the healthiest proteins you can eat. It is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and other important minerals and nutrients. We need these nutrients and fatty acids to boost our brains and fight cancer. There are many benefits of eating fish. They include:

Fish is important for development

The omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fatty types of fish, is crucial during the development and growth of the human body. Expecting and nursing mothers are always told to get enough omega-3 fatty acids while taking care to not eat raw fish or fish high in mercury.

Fish helps the brain to stay healthy

The loss of cognitive functions or memories is a natural part of the aging process. However, studies have shown that people who eat more fish, have a slower rate of cognitive decline than those who don’t eat enough fish. Alzheimer’s and dementia are often seen in older people. You can start to fight that decline now by eating more fish.

Fish helps reduce the risk of heart attacks

Eating fish can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Studies have proven that fish is one of the best foods that anyone can eat to reduce their risk of heart attacks and other diseases.

Fish is high in nutrients that we don’t get enough of

Fish contains many necessary nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and protein. Most people do not get enough if these very important dietary requirements. The best type of fish to eat is the fatty kind. Salmon, sardines, tuna, trout, and mackerel are the fatty type and highly recommended due to their content of amoega-3 fatty acids.

Fish is the best source of vitamin D

It has been proven that the best dietary source of vitamin D is fish and fish products. Again, the fatty types of fish take the crown and contain the highest amount of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a very important vitamin to keep us healthy.

If these benefits don’t convince you to eat more fish, nothing will. You should try and eat fish at least 3 times a week to make sure you get all the protein, vitamins, and nutrients you need.

2 Delicious Seafood Recipes You Have to Try

Californians love their seafood and we have found some of the best recipes for seafood dinners. Seafood is excellent for our health and has many benefits because of its natural oils. There are so many options to choose from, but we finally decided on the following delicious recipes that you can make at home.

Recipe 1: Shrimp and Mushroom Scampi


This recipe takes a total of 30 minutes to prepare and finish and serves 4. The process is simple and the ingredients delicious. Shrimp is a great source of selenium which protects our bodies against cancer.

You will need:

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 Tbsp olive oil


8 gloves of garlic

¼ cup dry vermouth

1 lb shrimp

Bell peppers

4 Tbsp chopped chives

Method: Heat the butter and oil and add the mushrooms. Cook for about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and leave 1 minute before adding the vermouth, shrimp, peppers, and chives. Let simmer until shrimp is cooked. Serve.


Recipe 2: Lobster Rolls

This recipe takes 15 minutes to prep and complete. It is fast and serves 4. Lobster is a great seafood option because it is low-fat and a great source of protein.

You will need:

2 cups cooked lobster meat

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Shredded coleslaw

¼ sour cream

2 Tbsp cider vinegar

1 Tsp honey

4 hot dog buns

1 lemon, quartered

Method: Toss the lobster meat with the butter and season with salt and pepper. Combine the coleslaw, sour cream, vinegar, and honey. Toss to mix. Add salt and pepper. Add the lobster mix to each bun and serve.

Our mouths are watering just writing these recipes. We hope you try them out and go find some new ones. Seafood has so many possibilities and we love to experiment. We will bring you more delicious recipes soon. If you want more of the same delicious recipes, visit the Prevention website.

Tips for Choosing Good Quality Seafood Products

Fresh seafood is great of you can get it, but many people don’t have access to it. Frozen seafood can taste just as good and have just as much nutritional value as fresh seafood. Choosing the best quality fish can seem hard, but with our tips, you will become an expert at choosing only the best seafood products.

Tip 1: Choose stores that have a good reputation

If you are not familiar with the best seafood sellers in your town, do some online research and ask around. You will soon have a few names that you can try. Reputable seafood sellers will have good quality products and good service.

Tip 2: Inspect the seafood packaging

Packaging can tell you a lot about quality. The fish should look just as good as it would if it wasn’t frozen. This means that the packaging should have no tears or holes and you should see no visible ice crystals. Ice might indicate that the seafood was frozen, thawed, and frozen again. This may cause changes in the texture.

Tip 3: Check for danger signs of poor quality

When you are choosing your seafood, watch out for danger signs like discoloration, unpleasant smells, drying on the surface, or signs of freezer burn. These signs could indicate poor quality seafood that can potentially make you sick.

Tip 4: Check the labels

Certain labels and certifications will indicate good quality seafood. Organizations that may put their name on seafood to guarantee quality include the Aquaculture Stewardship Council and Ocean Wise. You can trust products with these names or certifications.

Tip 5: Check where it is from

The last tip is to check what the country of origin is. A lot of America’s seafood is imported due to high demand, but not all countries source and export good quality seafood. Do research about which countries you can trust. China and Vietnam don’t always have the best reputation when it comes to sourcing and raising seafood.

If you follow these tips, you should have no trouble choosing the best quality frozen seafood.