There are many ways to enjoy shrimp -- you can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. The possibilities are endless.
One of the draws of shrimp is that it tastes perfect in a wide variety of fares -- from traditional seafood items to Mexican, Thai, Chinese or even Cajun flavors.
So, since Friday is National Shrimp Day, here are 10 restaurants in Utah County serving fun shrimp dishes.
Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald
Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
If you want to see your shrimp cooked in front of your very eyes, head to Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, where chefs cook hibachi-style. Most meals include shrimp -- and some of it even gets thrown into your mouth.
Location: 992 S. University Ave., Provo
Slapfish in Lehi has a menu stocked full of seafood favorites -- including shrimp dishes. You can get a Shrimp Roll, a Shrimp Ceviche, Chilled Cocktail Shrimp, a Citrum Shrimp Salad, a Hawaiian Bowl with Shrimp or their Shrimp Burrito that is called "epic."
If you're looking for something a bit smaller, they also have a side of Lettuce-Wrapped Shrimp.
Location: 3320 N. Digital Drive, Lehi
Chinese menus often include a wide variety of shrimp dishes, some with sweet flavors and other with more savory. Oriental Garden has quite a few traditional shrimp dishes, including the Chef Special Honey Walnut Shrimp.
You can also try shrimp Pan Fried Noodles, Shrimp Egg Foo Young, Shrimp Fried Rice, Shrimp Lomein, Sweet and Sour Shrimp, Kung Pao Shrimp, Cashew Shrimp and Curry Shrimp, among many other menu items.
Location: 1392 Turf Farm Road, Payson
Teriyaki Grill boasts that it serves healthier menu items with the speed of fast food, and several of those dishes include shrimp. You can get one of their bowls (served with rice or noodles, steamed vegetables and teriyaki sauce) with shrimp or have a salad topped with shrimp.
Location: 3370 N. Digital Drive, Lehi; 413 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork
Los Chinchorros in Orem serves Mexican seafood, so you know they have shrimp. From Shrimp Soup to Shrimp Tacos, Shrimp Burritos, Shrimp Tostadas, Shrimp Cocktails and many other shrimp dishes, you can probably find something that will make your taste buds take notice.
Location: 294 N. State St., Orem
Fajitas are a tasty, sizzling way to enjoy Mexican food, and Los Hermanos has shrimp fajitas that include "generous portions of choice white gulf shrimp." The restaurant also serves shrimp in its Joya Del Mar Seafood Tortilla Soup and its Chipotle Lime Ceasar Shrimp Salad.
Locations: 395 N. State St., Lindon; 575 E. University Pkwy., Orem
When you think of Chubby's Cafe, you probably think of their mouthwatering burgers, but if you want to step away from the beef, you can try a Shrimp Po-Boy with fried shrimp, coleslaw, tomato and a cajun remoulade sauce.
You can also grab a shrimp basket, with or without chicken on the side.
Locations: 336 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove; 1284 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs; 576 N. Mill Road, Vineyard
At Don Chuy's Taco Shop in Payson, you can get a classic Shrimp Cocktail, as well as their other menu items with shrimp like burritos and taco salads.
Location: 1024 W. 800 South, Payson
Oregano Italian Kitchen
Many Italian dishes are served with shrimp and at Oregano's Italian Kitchen, you can get a plate of pasta and shrimp. The menu at Oregano's includes Filet Mignon Scampi, Gnocchi Carbonara with Shrimp, Blackened Cajun Linguine with Shrimp, Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp, Spaghetti Carbonara with Shrimp and Shrimp Scampi.
Location: 1600 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo
If you like your shrimp Thai-style, Thai Village has Pad Thai with shrimp, chicken, eggs, onions, rice noodles, and bean sprouts.
Location: 410 N. University Ave., Provo