Make the most of your crustaceans. Talk to Chowhounds about the best ways to cook shrimp, your favorite shrimp recipes and dishes, and recommendations for restaurants that serve great shrimp meals.

What Is the Difference Between Jambalaya and Etouffee?

I don’t know about you, but when I travel to New Orleans to eat and drink, I usually don’t ask questions—but when perusing menus, you might wonder What is the difference between jambalaya and étouff...

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Best Way to Thaw Frozen Shrimp

by Velda Mae 10 years ago

What's the best way to thaw frozen shrimp? Does an overnight thaw in the fridge yield better results than a quick thaw under running water? Is the texture and/or flavor better that way?

Sauteed shrimp in bacon grease?

by fldhkybnva 7 years ago

I love a simple sauteed shrimp with butter, garlic and usually a dash or two of red pepper flakes but tonight spotted my jar of bacon grease and started plotting. Does anyone ever saute shrimp in ...

I Know This Is Blasphemous & Sounds Absurd... But Want Help Recreating Frozen Meal

by TheBigLeChowski 3 years ago

Hi everyone. First of all I'm new posting here, so please go easy on me, lol. I know a request of this sort sounds completely ridiculous (I mean, a processed FROZEN meal? Come on!) But I really am ...

Dry Brined Shell-On Shrimp, Old Bay?

by zackly 3 years ago

The next six weeks are shrimp cocktail season. Now, I've cooked a lot of shrimp in my life having worked in that industry for almost twenty years. Making great shrimp cocktail is more about using g...

What to do with huge bag of frozen tiny shrimp?

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 5 years ago

I bought this bag of wild caught shrimp from Costco. They are cooked and tiny. I am wondering why I bought them - I don't usually go for this type of shrimp. I am not even sure how to look up recip...

Can I make shrimp for shrimp taco in advance?

by MsBees 3 years ago

Hi on cinco de mayo I have guests coming in for the weekend. We plan to serve a taco bar with bison carne asdada, pork carnitas and shrimp or fish tacos. I'm hoping to make as much in advance as po...

Red wine pairings with Shrimp and Cheddar Grits & Seafood Empanadas

by gremillion 3 years ago

I am going to a dinner party and the traditional pairing with shrimp and cheddar grits and shrimp and mahi mahi empanadas is a white wine. I would like to mix it up and offer an against the grain ...

How to know when dried shrimp has gone bad

by learntocookchinese 4 years ago

I'm going through Fuchsia Dunlop's Every Grain of Rice. For dried shrimp, she says "Stored in the refrigerator or freezer, they keep for a long time". I didn't realize I was supposed to refriger...

Soft dry shrimps

by raees123altaf 3 years ago

I have been noticing that whenever i sun dry my shrimps clean them up and put in freezer for storage they gets hard like rock. So how to prevent them getting so hard and keep them soft like jelly. ...

Shrimp Tails; WHY do they Leave them ON ?!?!

by Insatiable 15 years ago

OK. This has been a pet peeve of mine for a mighty long time....and it got to me again at lunch today. I LOVE shrimp...but.... Why is it that when you order a shrimp dish at most restaurants,...

Joy Garden

by Jason 14 years ago

Does anyone remember Joy Garden on Mott Street in Chinatown. The owner was Lester. I had recipes from this great restaurant but have misplaced them. They made a spicy shrimp in shell dish that I ha...

surprising yield - shrimp peeled to unpeeled

by fldhkybnva 7 years ago

is it normal to yield only 50% yield from peeled to unpeeled shrimp? it's a bit of a depressing shocker that my 1 lb of unpeeled shrimp is only 1/2 lb peeled...

Devein the lower ("belly") part of the shrimp

by madeliner 6 years ago

I bought some shrimps with heads on (yay!) at an asian market there is no vein running along the back that I can see but there is one on the underside-does that need to be removed? Thanks I a...

searching for War Su Har

by amark 12 years ago

Still looking for War Su Har (shrimp wrapped in bacon & fried) like the old Jimmy Dip's in Fort Worth used to make. Anyone know where I can find this lost Cantonese dish?

Wild Caught Argentinian Red Shrimp @ Ranch 99, Cupertino

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

This afternoon I picked up head-on Argentinian Red Shrimp, wild caught, at Ranch 99 on DeAnza in Cupertino. They're on special for $6.99/lb. I dry-fried them with aromatics and they were as sweet a...

Do You Ever Get Funky Tasting Shrimp?

by hoplover 12 years ago

I don't know why but I seem to get funny tasting shrimp a lot when I go out for Chinese food.I had a bad experience at Bernard's with it and today at Jumbo Seafood. You can taste it in the first bi...

Shrimp stock

by cb1 10 years ago

We eat a lot of shrimp. All different ways. Watching a cooking show earlier this year they said don't throw away the shells, they have lots of flavor and make great stock. Well, we've been s...

Menu suggestions for shrimp and grits?

by eeades 5 years ago

Hi all, I am serving shrimp and grits at an upcoming dinner party and would love suggestions on side items, a first course, or a salad that would go well with the shrimp and grits. No dietary restr...