What Vegetables Are Good With Shrimp? [FAQs]

If you’re wondering what vegetables to serve with shrimp, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 5 of the most popular vegetable dishes to pair with shrimp.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best vegetables for serving with shrimp are zucchini and squash, roasted potatoes, sautéed greens, and spinach salad. Other good options include stir-fried asparagus or bell peppers.

Ready? Let’s dive right in!

Zucchini and Squash

These bright green veggies may be simple but they add visual appeal when served with shrimp! They’re also loaded with vitamins A and C, making them a nutritious side dish choice.

You can either pan-fry the zucchini and squash cubes or roast them in corn oil over medium heat until they become golden brown.

Finish your dish by adding freshly chopped herbs, such as parsley or basil, before serving alongside steamed or grilled shrimp.

Roasted Potatoes

Who doesn’t love potatoes? Roasted potatoes make a great accompaniment to any seafood dish, making it especially well suited for serving alongside succulent garlic prawns or buttery grilled shrimp skewers.

To prepare it, scrub your potatoes clean, then cut them into 2-3 inch cubes before tossing in some olive oil and seasoning liberally with salt, pepper, and oregano, then bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20 minutes until lightly golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside.

Serve up tomorrow night’s dinner hassle-free by prepping these roasters – pop them into the oven for 15 minutes before dishing out heaping plates of delicious seafood!

Sautéed Greens

While shrimp are certainly tasty on their own, there’s no denying that sautéed greens make an impressive accompaniment! Whether kale, spinach, Swiss chard, or collard greens – these leafy vegetables provide an extra nutritional punch to perfectly round off seafood meals!

The key is to keep things simple; start by separating and roughly shredding your choice of greens before drizzling over a bit of olive oil (to taste) and seasoning lightly with sea salt before sautéing over high heat until slightly wilted but still crunchy at the center (around 4 minutes).

Throw together in under 10 minutes, anyone? Yes, please…

Spinach Salad

Filled to the brim with health benefits such as protein, iron & vitamins A & C – this spinach salad makes a great way to enjoy all those essential nutrients while enjoying delicious seafood at home!

Start by simmering about 250ml water over low heat; add ½ tablespoon sugar plus a pinch of cayenne pepper along with mustard seed & let cook until it thickens slightly, becoming syrupy – this will act as delicious dressing for your salad!

Combine 1 bag of fresh baby spinach leaves & thinly sliced red onions/red peppers/celery/radishes before arranging them onto individual plates & topping generously with precooked wild pacific tiger prawns.

Then drizzle that lovely syrup dressing & finish off with some garlic croutons (or whatever else takes your fancy). Bon Appetit ❤️ Nourish Your Body Everyday!

Stir-Fried Asparagus

Last but not least – stir-fried asparagus is one delicious side dish perfecting accompanying succulent seafood dishes like salmon medallions, seared crab, or even juicy jumbo prawns drizzled in sumptuous garlic butter sauce… Yummmmm !!

Who said nutritious had ta’ be boring?? Start by trimming away any woody ends from your asparagus spears before chopping them into malleable chunks – sprinkle in freshly ground black pepper + pinch of chili powder.

At the same time, your wok heats up over medium-high heat, then brush with oil. Add prepped asparagus fry, stirring for around 5 mins (until lightly cooked). Combine n your desired seasonings…(e.g., soy sauce, sesame oil + rice vinegar work wonders), and turn the heat down slightly, so veggies don’t burn – once cooked, plate up (& top with sesame seeds/chili flakes, etc. if desired!).

Voila! The perfect veg accompaniment was just made easy!

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