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Old 04-23-2005, 09:39 AM   #11
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Save your shrimp shells in the freezer, when you get enough of them make some stock from them to keep on hand.
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Old 04-23-2005, 01:55 PM   #12
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I make an oil with them for scampi and other sauteed shrimp dishes. It really picks up the flavor!
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #13
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Chef Wil - while cooking in a very nice restaurant I asked a person who was helping prep (not his usual job though) to thaw many lbs. of shrimp - he did under hot water That was one expensive mistake.
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Old 04-23-2005, 04:34 PM   #14
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Ouch, Peel N Eats just don't cut it when you need them otherwise ;)
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:57 AM   #15
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Shrimp Bisque from shells

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A good way of using up those bits of tail and shells would be to make a bisque out of them - the flavour comes from the shells as much as the shrimp meat - frugal food - two meals for the price of one and it also works if you use crab shells, lobster shells - whatever - just pound them and continue in whatever way you would normally make bisque.

Lovely and cheap :wink

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Old 05-01-2005, 11:43 AM   #16
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everytime i think im done asking a stupid shrimp question..another one comes up!!

i just bought a 2 lb bag of large frozen white shrimp (was about $20). what is the prefered way to thaw some of them?? do i run them under cold water (continuious flow), put them in a bowl and fill it with cold water and let them sit...or other...???
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:07 PM   #17
 
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I do your first choice ... thaw under cold running water. It doesn't take long!
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Old 05-01-2005, 04:23 PM   #18
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Hi

I just empty what I want into a sieve (colander) and put that over a bowl - then let them defrost naturally.

Of course, if you are pushed for time, then running them under a cold tap is the best idea - putting them into a bowl of cold water defrosts them to begin with, but then the whole become a block of ice!

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Old 05-01-2005, 11:50 PM   #19
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There is some good flavor in the tails, but I get annoyed when tail-on shrimp are used in pasta dishes. What a PITA to try to pull the tail off a shrimp that's covered in alfredo sauce!
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