Fried Shrimp is an Entree in Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!.
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Archaeological evidence suggests shrimp was first consumed by indigenous Americans. Historians believe people would often use baskets to scoop up shrimp from the coast, and take the shrimp back to their homes for consumption. This was inefficient, as the majority of the shrimp would escape during the walk home.
As such, indigenous people built pots of oil over fire pits close to the coast, and after scooping up a basket of shrimp, would then immediately deep fry the crustaceans, rendering the shrimp defenceless.