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  • How to Buy the Right Shrimp

    Thursday, August 6th, 2015

    Most Americans enjoy eating shrimp during meals and at parties.  But how many of us actually think about the quality and sustainability associated with the shrimp we buy?  It is important to learn and know as much as possible about shrimp (and all food) that you buy so you can be sure you are getting […]

  • Shrimp Facts Part 1

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

    Here are some fun and interesting facts about shrimp! Shrimp are divided into three basic categories: cold-water or northern; warm-water, tropical, or southern; and freshwater. Old-water shrimp are very small and do not have to be deveined before eating. Shrimp are sold by count, which is expressed as a numerical range of shrimp per pound. […]

  • Shrimp Season Opens

    Monday, August 15th, 2011

    Shrimp Season Opens August 22nd Fishermen and processors have their eyes and hopes set on Aug. 22, the date state officials have set for the opening of Louisiana’s white shrimp season. Biologists have predicted plump, larger shrimp. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted Thursday to set the opening date, commencing at 6 a.m., on […]

  • How to Select Shrimp

    Friday, July 29th, 2011

    The price of shrimp per pound depends on the size — the bigger the shrimp, the higher the price and the fewer per pound. When buying fresh shrimp for recipes, you’ll need to buy 1 1/2 pounds of raw shrimp in the shell for each pound of shelled shrimp you need. When selecting shrimp, look for those […]

  • Farm Raised Vs. Fresh Caught Wild Shrimp

    Monday, May 23rd, 2011

    Many people believe that farm raised shrimp and seafood is better for the environment over catching fresh out of the ocean, but the opposite is true. Fisheries often create a toxic negative impact and farm raises seafood can have higher levels of pesticides and pcb’s over it’s free range counter parts.  Overfishing is an enviormental […]

  • Shrimp Count Sizes

    Monday, May 9th, 2011

    The size of shrimp is measured on how many shrimp you can buy per pound. Shrimp per pound: • 10 shrimp or less = Colossal • 11 to 15 = Jumbo • 16 to 20 = Extra-large • 21 to 30 = Large • 31 to 35 = Medium • 36 to 45 = Small […]

  • How To Clean Shrimp

    Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

    Pull the legs in a circular motion around the shrimp.  This will remove the legs of the shrimp as well as take most of the shell of at the same time.  If there is any shell remaining on the shrimp take that off too. It is up to you if you wish to remove the […]

  • Valentines Day Spicy Shrimp and Lobster Linguine Recipe

    Friday, January 30th, 2009

    Surprise that special someone with a romantic delicious dinner this Valentines Day.  It is quick and easy only takes about a half hour all together!   1 Tablespoon olive oil 3 onions, chopped 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1/4 cup dry red wine 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons […]

  • How to select fresh shrimp at the market

    Friday, November 14th, 2008

    Only purchase fresh shrimp from reputable grocery stores and markets. Do NOT buy shrimp from outdoor vendors or deliverymen in trucks. Deliverymen will tell you that they have a great deal on shrimp that is “more than their customer ordered” or similar nonsense. You have no idea if this shrimp is fresh or bad. Avoid! […]