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Archive for the ‘How to select fresh shrimp at the market’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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! […]