A Few Fun Facts About a Delicious Ingredient - Shrimp
We pride ourselves in only using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients in the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Today we are focusing our attention on one extremely delicious ingredient used in many dishes at Mexicali Blues - shrimp. First up, a few fun facts about this savory seafood followed by the many different ways you can enjoy it at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant.
Intriguing Fun Facts About Shrimp
Intriguing Fun Facts About Shrimp
- They're not hard to find.
Shrimp are found widely around the world and are able to live in both freshwater and saltwater.
- They're not all "shrimpy."
Shrimp come in different sizes, from around a half-inch long up to 12 inches or longer. The longest shrimp ever found on record was located in the Indian River near Fort Pierce, Florida and measured in at 18 inches long!
- They're not picky eaters.
Shrimp are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals.
- "Green" shrimp is safe to eat.
While this is true, you need to pay close attention to that wording. "Green" is in quotation marks because it is a term used for raw, uncooked shrimp, so "green" shrimp is safe to cook and eat. If your shrimp is actually the color green, you may want to throw that away!
- They're light and healthy.
Shrimp are low in calories, carbohydrates, and fat while being high in protein and a good source of Vitamin B12. They are also an excellent source of selenium, which is an antioxidant mineral that activates enzymes in a person's body that fight the growth of cancer-causing free radicals.
Shrimp Dishes at Mexicali Blues
Shrimp can be enjoyed in many of the menu items at Mexicali Blues. From appetizers to lunch dishes to dinner entrees, we offer you a lot of choices. In many cases, shrimp is an option to substitute in place of chicken or ground beef.
Chipotle honey shrimp, coconut rice, mango salad, lettuce, avocado, and black bean & corn salad.
Served on a bed of rice, smothered with a rich cream cheese sauce or queso blanco.
Mixed Greens, tomato, red and green peppers, avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, and fajita shrimp.
Fajita Shrimp Quesadilla
Flour tortillas stuffed with melted cheeses and fajita shrimp.
Fajita Shrimp Wrap
Chipotle tortilla filled with fajita shrimp, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro ranch.
Fajita shrimp, sauteed onions, peppers, and pepper jack cheese.
El Zapatista Burrito
Fajita shrimp, rice, onions, and peppers in a tortilla topped with a cream cheese sauce, lettuce, and pico de gallo.
Surf & Turf Burrito
Fajita shrimp and steak, rice, and beans in a tortilla topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and green onions.
A large tortilla stuffed with shrimp, beans, cheese, and chipotle sauce topped with cheese and sour cream with sauteed onions and peppers on the side.
Two shrimp tacos with lettuce, cheese, cilantro, and ranch dressing served with rice and beans.
Baja Shrimp Tacos
Two blackened shrimp tacos, slaw, mango salsa, avocado, and chipotle sour cream with coconut rice.
Fajita shrimp served on a bed of rice and covered with our chipotle sauce. Grilled onions, peppers, and mini quesadilla.
Served over a bed of rice smothered with cream cheese sauce or queso blanco and black beans.
Seafood Enchilada Dinner
Two shrimp and crab stuffed enchiladas covered with a white cream cheese sauce and served with rice and beans.
Grilled to order meat on a bed of onions and peppers served with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and flour tortillas.
As we mentioned, many of the delicious dishes above can be ordered with another mouthwatering meat in place of the shrimp, but for today, it's all about the shrimp! The next time you're in the mood for some savory seafood for lunch or dinner, head on over to our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. One of these incredible meals is bound to hit the spot!
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Osage Beach, MO 65065