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Old 08-17-2013, 04:15 PM   #21
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You can also dice them and mix with your favorite salad dressing. Serve on artisan bread with a side salad that also has shrimp in it. Or! You can have shrimp salad on a toasted hot dog roll in place of lobster. Add diced celery and mayonnaise. Lobster can be so expensive at certain times of the year. (Just not here in Boston.) Shrimp is a nice replacement.
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Sorry to say. If they come from China or Thailand I just won't buy them.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #23
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s&p, my usual grocery store started selling frozen gulf shrimp about six months ago, both raw and precooked. Under the "Key West" brand, I believe. I was going to give you more info but when I went to the freezer to grab a bag I seem to be out of them. *gasp* Must add to list...
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Sorry to say. If they come from China or Thailand I just won't buy them.

Why is that?
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Why is that?
Same here. They are farmed shrimp and raised under filthy conditions. I am surprised that the USDA allows them to be imported into this country.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #26
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Sorry to say. If they come from China or Thailand I just won't buy them.
I agree. I try to get only US wild caught (usually Gulf) shrimp. Wild caught Mexican shrimp that are local when we're in Mexico are good too. I'm turned off by fish or seafood that are farm-raised, don't eat tilapia anymore either after I'd researched them.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #27
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I agree. I try to get only US wild caught (usually Gulf) shrimp. Wild caught Mexican shrimp that are local when we're in Mexico are good too. I'm turned off by fish or seafood that are farm-raised, don't eat tilapia anymore either after I'd researched them.
Catfish is another. We do have farm raised mussels here on the east coast. But they are raised in the Atlantic hanging from barges and tended to on a daily basis regardless of weather except Nor'easters or hurricanes. Catfish is a bottom dweller and eat their own feces. Wild catfish to me have a petroleum taste to them.
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...We do have farm raised mussels here on the east coast. But they are raised in the Atlantic hanging from barges and tended to on a daily basis regardless of weather except Nor'easters or hurricanes...
There are a couple of oyster farms along the Rhode Island coast that are supposed to be very good. Or so says a friend of mine...I don't like the slimey little things.
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Use them in a salad, use them in shrimp Alfredo, or mix up some shrimp sauce (ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice) and make a shrimp cocktail. (The Pad Thai sounds like a good idea but IMO over the head of most casual chefs.)

Cooked shrimp are not like raw shrimp. Each have their uses (raw is usually more flexible). But once you cook shrimp and refrigerate them they are bound to be "rubbery." Use them in a recipe that can handle that.
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