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Old 06-07-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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ISO online source for Pink Shrimp

My fish market is the only place that carries them $$$$. The supermarkets only carry imported Tiger Shrimp that taste awful.

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Old 06-07-2007, 04:54 PM   #2
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We had the same problem here in VA, Jeeks. Only tigers, which I agree are awful. We are beginning to get decent shrimp here now because all the local grocery stores are trying to outdo each other in upscale products.

Google for New Orleans or wild American shrimp and I'll bet you'll find a source.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:02 PM   #3
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One of our local chains is carrying Emeril's US caught shrimp. It's much more expensive than the imported stuff.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #4
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just be careful - when you see "Gulf" shrimp, it could be Gulf of Thailand (tigers)
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:07 PM   #5
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The packaging I see always states the contry(s) of origin.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:08 PM   #6
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I found a couple in the Carolinas. One actually sells "Wild American Shrimp", but you have to but like 5 lbs.

I'll keep Googling :)
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i use only white shrimp from the US gulf, mexico, china or thailand
i hate tigers
mushy garbage but well marketed
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:10 PM   #8
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The packaging I see always states the contry(s) of origin.
I think the fishmongers are required to do this now, Andy. Good thing for us. But when they're displayed loose on the ice bed, not always so easy to find out.
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I'm a firm believer in asking the store manager for stuff they don't carry or don't display. It gives them first-hand info on customer desires. If enough people ask, it will start to show up on the shelves.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:11 PM   #10
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How do the white shrimp compare to the pink?
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