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jabbur 01-05-2009 07:19 PM

Keeping shrimp
Grocery store had a sale on bags of frozen shrimp, buy one get one free. I bought and thawed for Christmas day. Only ate one bag. The other bag is still in the fridge unopened. Should I toss it? Can I refreeze? TIA

chefnaterock 01-05-2009 07:34 PM

Well, 10 days is usually an auto toss fo me, if they do not stink at all and are not slimy you might make a bisque or something, but I think I would probably toss em, regardless of whether they are cooked or raw.

When in doubt, throw it out.

quicksilver 01-05-2009 08:19 PM

ditto. When in doubt...... But I have no doubt that I would toss.

Andy M. 01-05-2009 08:48 PM

Toss 'em.

For next time, don't defrost ahead of time. You can defrost shrimp in a matter of minutes under cold running water. I routinely grab a couple of servings of shrimp out of a bag in the freezer and set them up to defrost in cold water. They are ready to go by the time the rest of dinner prep is done.

FincaPerlitas 01-06-2009 06:33 AM

Ten days is too long. Sorry, toss them.

padams2359 01-06-2009 06:39 AM

DO NOT OPEN THE BAG!!! Trust me on this one. Have been around the stuff all my life. You will have an unbelievably bad ammonia smell. Leave the bag in the fridge until the morning that the trash is picked up. I have a fridge that I keep just for seafood peelings. My trash is picked up on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. If we have boiled seafood on Saturday or Sunday, it would sit until Wednesday. By Monday afternoon, the stench and flies would be unbearable.

BreezyCooking 01-06-2009 11:03 AM

Definitely TOSS. Completely non-negotiable in the interest of your health & well-being.

If raw seafood isn't cooked within 48 hours, it goes out with the trash here. As far as frozen goes, I never thaw it until just before cooking.

jabbur 01-06-2009 11:18 AM

Thanks all. I planned on having them during the holidays but after christmas day, we were travelling. We were going to have them then on New Year's but somehow with all the other stuff, we just didn't get around to them. They will go out in the garbage. I don't feel too bad since it was a buy one get one free deal.

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