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Old 10-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #31
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I always put the farmed shrimp in ice cold well salted water for an hour or so. Then they taste better and don't go as rubbery.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #32
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All shellfish should be cooked at a gentle heat. And for the shortest time possible while still cooking the product completely. It is the prolonged high heat that will cause shellfish to become rubbery and tough to eat.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #33
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There is no comparison, wild caught shrimp is much better than farm raised. If possible always get fresh Louisiana shrimp, it's some of the best and most flavorful in the world. And do not even waste your time getting the shrimp that is imported from China. In my opinion those have no taste whatsoever.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:48 AM   #34
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I give up! Now when I ask for WC shrimp locally, I get directed to the frozen food section. Guess I'm gonna have to start ordering from LA, just like I do for live crawfish!

I don't eat at Red Lobster, but those who do should ask where they get their garbage, err I mean "shrimp" from. Or tell them that you want WC shrimp and see if they lie to you.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #35
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All shrimp are frozen right on the boat. They are placed in the hold on a large bed of ice, then covered over with more ice that is a few inches thick.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:10 PM   #36
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Fresh shrimp is highly perishable - I prefer to buy it frozen. If I'm going to splurge on expensive seafood, I'm getting scallops

I bought a two-pound bag of frozen wild-caught Texas shrimp for dinner tonight. Will give a report later on
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #37
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All shrimp are frozen right on the boat. They are placed in the hold on a large bed of ice, then covered over with more ice that is a few inches thick.
You are wrong when it comes to day boats. My SIL has an uncle in LA that supplements his income shrimping. It gets iced down on the boat and delivered to a seller that does some online business. I can get it shipped overnight, heads on and never frozen. I have no idea why you keep making this generalized statement when it is only true of boats that are away from port for long periods of time.
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