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SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp is Perfect for Snacking or Partying – Merrill's Markets

SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp is Perfect for Snacking or Partying

Shrimp tastes good either by itself or as part of a salad or sandwich. I recently went looking around at my grocer’s frozen section for some frozen shrimp because I didn’t have the time to properly prepare fresh shrimp. I had once tried some frozen shrimp but the shrimp was chewy – and it really didn’t taste very good. This time, I tried SeaPak popcorn shrimp to see if my luck was any different. SeaPak Shrimp Company is popular – the company is several decades old and based out of Southeast Georgia.

Good Flavor, Nice Texture

SeaPak popcorn shrimp tastes great and has superb texture. As the word popcorn probably implies to you, this product is fried, so it may not be the healthiest way to eat shrimp if you’re on a diet or trying to keep an extra close eye on your heart health. However, if a good, tasty shrimp snack is in order for you and you have a little wiggle room for intake of fried food, I suggest SeaPak popcorn shrimp is a product you’ll want to try. Popcorn shrimp is great with a salad, on a sandwich, or as part of a mixed seafood entrée.

SeaPak’s cooking instructions don’t include a microwave option, but you can bake, pan fry, or deep fry the popcorn shrimp. I chose to bake mine in an oven. That took me 11 minutes at 450 degrees. I had to flip the shrimp over after 5 minutes to help the shrimp bake a little more evenly.

Nutrition Info

Nutritionally speaking, SeaPak popcorn shrimp does have a couple of health highlights, as you’ll see based on a 3-ounce serving:

  • 1 gram of dietary fiber
  • 10 grams of protein
  • Iron 8% of a typical person’s daily recommended intake
  • Just 2 grams of sugar
  • 0 grams of trans fat

But there are some areas you should know about if you’re trying to monitor your intake of fat, cholesterol, calories, sodium, and carbohydrates:

  • 210 calories
  • 90 calories from fat
  • 10 grams of fat
  • 1.5 grams of saturated fat
  • 60 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol
  • 480 mg sodium
  • 20 grams of carbohydrates

I enjoyed SeaPak popcorn shrimp as a nice part of a finger-food buffet I made one night in my house. They really are good, high-quality and – at $4.49 for a 12-ounce box from my local grocer – priced right. Make sure you look in your grocer’s frozen section or seafood department to try SeaPak popcorn shrimp yourself.

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