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Archive for the ‘large shrimp’ Category

  • Peruvian Shrimp-and-Corn Chowder Recipe

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015

    In Peru, small streams wend their way from the mountains to the coast, and the delicious shrimp that fill them are cooked with local corn, squash, and potatoes to make this South American chowder called cupe. Don’t peel the shrimp before cooking them: The shells will flavor the cooking oil, which in turn will flavor […]

  • 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 […]

  • Grilled Shrimp Panzanella

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

    Check out this recipe for Grilled Shrimp Panzanella!  It looks amazing, healthy, and easy to prepare! Ingredients include Shrimp, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and lemon. Picture from Framed Cooks The original Recipe can be found at Real Simple

  • New Shrimp Recipes

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

    Here are this week’s favorite new shrimp recipes that I’ve discovered on Pinterest. Shrimp, Feta and Fresh Herb Mac and Cheese from Annies Eats   Crispy Baked Shrimp from My Kitchen Snippets and my own favorite recipe No Lemon or Tails Required – Bacon Wrapped Shirmp – Maple bacon, any size shrimp (I like tiny), […]

  • 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 Tools

    Monday, April 18th, 2011

    Cleaning shimp can be a real pain. Sure there are lots of great techniques to help it go by faster but there are also great tools that you can use for every step of the shrimp preparation process, and even help with stuffing, slicing, deveining, shelling and more.  Here are a few: Shrimp Deveiner   […]

  • What’s the difference between Shrimp and Prawns?

    Monday, November 17th, 2008

    We get the question “What’s the difference between shrimp and prawns?” all the time here at ShrimpCocktail.com. Many restaurants use the terms “shrimp” and “prawns” interchangeably. Or use “prawns” as a way of saying “large shrimp.” Shrimp and prawns are closely related animals, but there are differences between the two. However, the features that distinguish […]