I'm throwing a big party for 100 people and looking for recommendations where to buy a lot of frozen (or freshly steamed) well-priced jumbo peeled shrimp -- the stuff for making up platters with cocktail sauce.
Normally I buy raw seafood from Chinatown but I can't face de-veining them all of those myself. The pre-cooked colossal shrimp(16-20 size) cost $24/lb freshly steamed at freshdirect, which would set me back almost $300 for this amount.
Any first-hand recommendations for fishmarket wholesale, or better sources? If I get pre-cooked frozen shrimp, do they need to be blanched to be revived for eating, or simply thawed?