The Busy Girl’s Guide to Cooking: Fried Tiger Shrimp & Salad

Hello, my amazing readers!

I am introducing a new section to my blog and I’ve decided to name it “The Busy Girl’s Guide to Cooking”. I would just like to note that I am only a beginner in the cooking game so don’t expect any complicated recipes but DO expect recipes that should take less than 20 minutes to cook! Your feedback, comments, and especially advice will be highly appreciated. Before I start with today’s recipe, I want to run you through the everyday scenario of life as I know it before dinner:

It’s 5:30pm I am starving, I have somehow managed to snack away lunch and I am highly caffeinated from the mass consumption of coffee throughout the day. I look in the fridge and I have only a handful of items that are edible. WHAT DO I DO? I have one clear option; go out for dinner. But I can’t, I can’t bring myself to leave my shelter. I just don’t want to leave the comfort of my home! Don’t make me go out into the world again! Dear god, please!

Then suddenly in my darkest hour, I open the freezer and there it was; the frozen Tiger Shrimps I had forgotten all about… they were here to save me! they were the beam of light showing me the path to salvation! 

(I know, a little  melodramatic but haven’t we ALL been there?)

And so, I gathered up all the ingredients in the fridge and did the best I could with the limited amount of supplies I had…

Fried Tiger Shrimp & Salad Recipe 


Mixed Greens


Lemons or Organic Lemon Juice






  • Wash shrimps in a pot and rinse thoroughly.
  • Melt Butter in Frying pan. (keep at a low to medium temperature).
  • Slowly put the shrimps in the frying pan.
  • Add Tumeric (1 teaspoon) & stir.
  • Add black pepper  (1 teaspoon)& stir.
  • Add freshly squeezed lemon juice (1.5 tablespoons).
  • Wait for about 10-15 minutes & the shrimps should be ready to serve on top of your salad.


Bonus (If you want to take it to the next level):

  1. Add (1 teaspoon) of Cayenne pepper to the shrimp during step 5.
  2. Great wine pairing option with this meal is a nice red merlot.
  3. A side of vegetables with hot sauce is also a good idea (if you feel up to it).


And there you have it! Fried Tiger Shrimp Salad in less than 20 minutes. Let me know if you guys have any feedback, I always love reading your comments 🙂






7 Comments Add yours

  1. MMMMM looks soooooo good. I want to make shrimp for dinner now! 🙂

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    1. parparvan says:

      Do it girl! So easy and soooo yummy! let me know how it goes and if you have your own secret tricks for cooking! 🙂

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  2. Josh Wrenn says:

    I love this idea. Girl or not, people think busy people can’t cook and then crappy food for more than if they used simple tips and recipes like these. Good for you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. parparvan says:

      Hey Josh! thank you so much!! I am kinda excited about it because I like the simplicity in things. You are so right btw just because people are busy and don’t have much time to slice and dice, it automatically means we eat crap food. Let me know if you have any suggestions at all 🙂

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  3. zdunno03 says:

    I usually do my version of Fra Diavolo when I have shrimp which takes about as long as it takes to cook the linguine I put it on but this looks good so I’ll save this post and try it soon. I look forward to seeing your other forays in the culinary arts.

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    1. parparvan says:

      Mmmmmm…… Fra Diavolo, sure does sound enticing!! I would like to give that a try. Thank you SO much for giving this a try, please do let me know how it goes 🙂

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      1. zdunno03 says:

        I will. It’s a pleasure swapping shrimp recipes.


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