National French Fried Shrimp Day

According to Bubba Blue from the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, there are a lot of different ways to make shrimp. It can be barbecued, broiled, baked, boiled, made into shrimp gumbo, made in shrimp creole, or even made into shrimp kabobs. It can be turned into coconut shrimp, pineapple shrimp, or even pepper shrimp.

You can make shrimp stew or salad, and can even make shrimp sandwiches. Of course, we think that while all of the versions of shrimp are good, none of them can match french fried shrimp. And that’s why we like to celebrate National French Fried Shrimp Day every December 21st. We think Bubba would approve.

Delicious Facts About Shrimp

Since we’re talking about shrimp, we thought that we’d go over some facts that people can really enjoy. Feel free to share the following facts with your friends, coworkers, and family members while you’re enjoying National French Fried Shrimp Day.

  • Every year, Americans consume over a billion pounds of shrimp.
  • Every year, over 5 billion shrimp are produced.
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day falls on April 29th.
  • National Shrimp Day falls on May 10th.
  • There are over 2000 different shrimp species.
  • Shrimp scampi is merely shrimp that have been sauteed or broiled-usually in butter and garlic.
  • Some varieties of shrimp can grow to be well over 12-inches long.
  • Some shrimp can snap their pincers loudly.
  • Shrimp are omnivorous and consume microscopic plant and animal matter.
  • Some shrimp can catch and eat small fish as well.
  • In some parts of the world, shrimp are eaten with their heads on.
  • Shrimp are high in protein but low in calories.

Observing National French Fried Shrimp Day

Even though the whole purpose of this day is to enjoy french-fried shrimp, it doesn’t mean that you have to eat them plain. You can use this type of shrimp for just about any shrimp recipe, so if you want French-fried coconut or lemon shrimp, then have at it.

Just make sure that while you’re enjoying this type of shrimp, that you use a good quality cocktail dipping sauce and that you use the hashtag #NationalFrenchFriedShrimpDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2023)
December 21 Thursday
Next year (2024)
December 21 Saturday
Last year (2022)
December 21 Wednesday
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