Let me start by saying that even though I say this recipe is healthy, it still has more calories and fat (remember, balance your macros!) than your average meal does. Make sure to counteract those healthy deep fried shrimp calories with some broccoli and your favorite fruit!
Now, I know a big part of eating real is seafood. Some of you can probably relate, but I’m NOT a big fan.
It’s gotta be all breaded, fried, and crispety-delicious for me to want it!
Some people say that eating real doesn’t allow for deep frying… but we’re supposed to eat tallow, right? I say a good deep fried meal ain’t gonna kill you – I mean look at the south! They’re still alive after deep frying everything remotely edible, well ya know they definitely have their health issues because of it.
The worst part of cooking the shrimp is that when you first pull them out of the freezer they have this weird grey color until they’re defrosted. They’re little stringy legs kind of creep me out too, so the faster I cover them up with batter and fry them up the better!
Make sure you buy shrimp that is from a good source too. Wild caught shrimp is among the best kind of shrimp you can get. That way you know that you aren’t eating some farmed shrimp who’s DNA is at the bottom of the shrimp food chain.
One little test I use to decide that this is ACTUALLY a healthy meal is that you don’t feel like there’s a brick in your stomach. You just simply feel full, which is much better than how you feel after pigging out at all-you-can-eat shrimp at Red Lobster. I think last time we went there Cameron ate about 50 little popcorn deep fried shrimp! All you can eat food is NOT a good idea with Cameron.
I love being able to eat this real food diet and eat whatever I want with just a few adjustments. For example, this recipe called for the oil of death instead of beef tallow – one little substitution and it magically became real food compliant.
Tell me what you thought of this recipe and how you felt after eating these healthy deep fried shrimp!