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Old 06-09-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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What to do with precooked shrimp

My husband accidentally bought frozen peeled pre cooked shrimp. Usually I buy frozen unpeeled uncooked shrimp and everything comes out fine.

My toddler just likes plain shrimp so I tried to just get the frozen out for her and put it in a bit of warm water for a minute - it was so bad and rubbery. I didn't think I overcooked it as the shrimp were still cold in the middle just not frozen. Maybe they came rubbery and overcooked I don't know.

Well now I have an expensive bag of shrimp I don't know how to make palatable. Any advice?

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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you could add them to pad thai. that way they're kind of hidden in the noodles, scalliins, beansprouts, and ground peanuts.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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If you've only taken out a few, take them back to the store. They sound freezer burned (even if they don't look it). Like BT suggested, you could toss them in a pasta dish but they're still going to be bad. I vote take them back and get what you originally intended.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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If you've only taken out a few, take them back to the store. They sound freezer burned (even if they don't look it). Like BT suggested, you could toss them in a pasta dish but they're still going to be bad. I vote take them back and get what you originally intended.

I am for taking them back. Just don't let them know your husband made a mistake. Just tell them you can taste the freezer burn and they are just too tough to even chew.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Try them in this salad. Drain them well and toss them with a little Old Bay first.

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Old 08-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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I buy that peeled cooked shrimp all the time and eat it as a snack with cocktail sauce.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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We have them in a shrimp cocktail, very nice
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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I stick with the raw IQF ezpeel shrimp.

I have been disappointed too many time by frozen cooked shrimp that smelled like dirty old sneakers.

It may seem like an expensive mistake now, think of all the times that you can bring this up to your husband in the years to come, priceless!
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:36 AM   #9
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My mom used to use precooked shrimp for easy to make cajun type shrimp gumbo, served over rice. It was pretty good.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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I've used the little ones to make a shrimp ceviche.
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