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What side dishes go with shrimp?

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Pasta, rice and vegetables are common palatable side dishes when shrimp is the main course. Some basic choices that complement shrimp are spinach, arugula, linguine and angel hair pasta. The trick to successful shrimp and side pairing is subtlety. Side dishes should enhance, not overwhelm, this versatile seafood's commanding flavor.

Shrimp's unique flavor pairs well with certain basic herbs and delicious ingredients. Parsley, onion, Parmesan cheese and black pepper are common shrimp enhancers. Shrimp can be extraordinary on its own, paired with salad or light pasta or used as an ingredient in a main dish such as shrimp scampi or a casserole. Heartier shrimp meals may include a pairing of red meat and a starch such as potatoes.


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