Unless you are allergic to them. One shrimp will send me to the hospital.
I was on a business trip in New Orleans, in the 90’s. While having breakfast in the hotel, I had grits with my eggs. Well, two fork fulls of the grits and I had the “tingle”. I went to the serving line and asked about the grits. Yep, cooked in shrimp broth. His reply, you are in New Orleans. I was the only one to lose weight on the week long trip.
How I wish that I could eat them. I stopped in Beaufort, SC, for the night while heading back to Florida from New Jersey with my boat. I went to a place that is supposed to have the best, Shrimp & Grits. Damn, did it look good.
I can eat shrimp but it would have been the grits that sent me to the hospital! Corn in some form, is in most of the products on the market today. Thank goodness for food labels but I really get tired of having to read them before I buy something.
I know of what you speak...shelfish allergies can make you very sick. A friend of mine had lobster and fealt terrible for two days.
Looks like one of these would send you to the morgue.
I had the same allergy since childhood, and also to crab and lobster. One night around 30 years ago I was playing and emceeing an upscale wedding, and the waiters kept walking around all night with trays of the most succulent jumbo shrimp. I couldn't resist, ate a whole bunch, and could barely breathe when I went up for my next set.
Somehow, the allergy went away after that. Today I can eat all the lobster and shrimp I want.
Funny thing, about four years ago I pigged out on lobster one summer when a local restaurant that was going out of business ran a special on twin lobsters. I ate that for dinner there about four nights a week all summer, and had Papa Gino lobster rolls across the street for lunch.
After that summer, I kind of lost my taste for lobster, and almost never eat it anymore. But I'm still not allergic.