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lots and lots of shrimp, shrimp newbie!


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lots and lots of shrimp, shrimp newbie!

loraxc | Sep 27, 2012 08:24 AM

I have the terrible burden of being overrun with wild shrimp. ;) My husband has gotten pretty good at catching them. I have about 7 lbs in the freezer and anticipate having more.

We don't normally eat shrimp due to its environmental impact, and I have almost never cooked it. Can I get a shrimp primer, if you will? I know you have to be careful not to overcook. I'm thinking I might want to buy a tool to help peel and devein? That sure is a pain. Is it worth trying recipes where you fry and eat the shell? (People do that, right?)

He froze them in freezer bags, but it looks like freezing in salted water would be better. I may take these ones out and throw them into containers of salted water unless you all advise me not to.

And how about some fave recipes? I am pretty severely lactose intolerant, but can eat goat cheese and butter. We also don't eat red meat or chicken. Other than that, we like and eat everything.

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