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Kids love this crispy oven-fried shrimp with quick, cheesy corn on the side

Chef Joel Gamoran cooks up two of his best kid-tested and approved recipes.

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Crispy herbed shrimp, cheesy corn polenta: Try these kid-approved recipes

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Crispy herbed shrimp, cheesy corn polenta: Try these kid-approved recipes

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He prepares oven-fried shrimp coated with herbed breadcrumbs and a creamy, cheesy take on polenta that uses every part of the corn, even the cobs.

Oven-Baked Crispy Herbed Shrimp
Herb Stem Shrimp + Corn Milk Polenta
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This recipe is super simple, plus it uses ingredients that normally get thrown away, including stale bread and parsley stems.

One of our kid judges, Michael, said, "I like it. I think the shrimp has a good texture, and the polenta, I've never tried it before but I think I'm gonna have it again."

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Siblings Samuel and Dylan both said they liked the shrimp and the polenta together in one bite better than each separately.

Olivia showed off her rather refined palate: "I like the shrimp because it's crispy, and the polenta's really sweet, which is good."

Cheesy Corn 'Polenta'
polenta
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This creamy polenta uses every part of the corn from the kernels to the cob.

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