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Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Meat Marinades for Steak, Chicken, Shrimp & More

Take it from chefs: these are the best marinades for every type of meat you'll grill this summer. And there will still be some time to try them all even after Labor Day. You ever notice how a great...

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Repacking Boxes of Shrimp

by Pru 17 years ago

I've decided that I'm going to start buying boxes of frozen shrimp in Chinatown because it's cheaper than the local supermarket. My question is this: Can I repack the shrimp into smaller portione...

Shrimp Stock

by mic9ael 17 years ago

I picked up 5 pounds of head-on shrimp today, and made shrimp stock from the heads, shells, onion, celery, etc. I am going to use the stock in a shrimp/oyster jambalaya, but will still have 2+ qu...

Can you tell about shrimp quality from the shell?

by EP 17 years ago

It seems as though a nice firm shell is an indicator of a good, fresh shrimp. Is this always true? Also, does a thin flimsy hard to peel shell mean that the shrimp must be old, or previously froz...

cooking sweet maine shrimp?

by yumyum 17 years ago

I scored a pound of these little pink guys and am wondering about preparation. Since they are supposed to be sweet and delicate, I'm thinking go simple here -- perhaps poaching in shrimp stock and...

maine shrimp?

by jen kalb 17 years ago

I understand the season for these is begun, I also was just told by a friend in Maine that the shrimp fishermen are having a hard time selling these, and that a lot are being dumped (her son just b...

Shrimp count

by Paul Lukas 17 years ago

I keep finding differing standards for how many shrimp per pound constitute large, jumbo, etc. Is there a uniform standard, or is it purely a freestyle affair? -- Paul

? re: converting weight of shrimp in shell to shrimp meat

by chriskc 18 years ago

I'm planning to make a shrimp recipe/spread that calls for 2 lbs of medium shrimp that you then shell,devein and chop. If I were to just buy shrimp meat, how would I convert the 2 lbs. I made thi...

Martin Yan's Shrimp Puffs

by Karla 17 years ago

Does anyone live in a TV market where they have seen Martin Yan's 8 treasure duck, and shrimp puffs? I missed what dough he used for the shrimp puffs. It looked like wonton wrappers.

shrimp keeping

by wendy 17 years ago

So much Christmas food trouble -- so little time: We bought frozen, cooked shrimp from the meat counter at the grocery store yesterday. It's been in the fridge, wrapped in butcher paper. We all hav...

Extraordinary shrimp bisque recipe??

by Christina D 18 years ago

We'd like to serve shrimp bisque as the first course for Christmas Eve dinner, but have yet to find a recipe that looks interesting. I've searched epicurious.com, but haven't found anything I'd be ...


by nancy 18 years ago

i plan on buying raw shrimp saturday afternoon, to cook sunday evening. if for some reason i can't make it sunday night, will it still be safe to cook monday night? thanks!

shrimp or prawns

by Raconteur 18 years ago

I've looked this up in several sources and found conflicting information. Some sources say shrimp are salt water while prawns are fresh, some say prawns are a slightly different animal while others...

Sushi, Tilapia, and Shrimp. OH MY!!!

by fkerm_2000 18 years ago

The current issue of the Economist has a cover story on fish farming. It is a rather eye opening survey of the state of fish production in general. Among the interesting morsels of info: - On...

Deveining Shrimp -- is there an easier way?

by Caitlin Wheeler 18 years ago

I'm deveining a bunch of shrimp and the knife technique is driving me crazy, because these are the little suckers and it's very finicky work. I have to devein because the last time I bought shrimp...

Grilled Shrimp - Suggestions for BBQ

by fresserfred 18 years ago

Will be doing a little grilling on Father's Day and I'd appreciate an easy recipe for grilled shrimp to use for an appetizer/starter. I plan to buy fresh shrimp at Costco tomorrow. How much shou...

Shrimp stock

by M. Allen 18 years ago

I am going to make shrimp stock this weekend, any tips ??

ISO recipe YAKI SOBA w/chicken shrimp Thai Style

by Rich in Ansonia,CT 18 years ago

Good morning, Went to Pad Thai in New Haven saturday night and had a dish called Yaki Soba. The wait person told me it was a traditional Japanese dish but that they made it Thai style. Does anyon...

Shrimp vs. prawn

by AlanH 18 years ago

OK, I've had about a dozen people tell me what THEY think the difference is (salt water vs. fresh, size, European terminology, etc.) and all have been proven false. Is there really an explanation?...

fava beans/asparagus and maybe shrimp

by erica 18 years ago

I have on hand lots of favas and asparagus and would like tips on easy dishes to prepare with them. Alternatively, I remember hearing about a classic dish with shrimp and favas.....would love to ...

Shrimp Stock

by CliffA 19 years ago

The local (Clayton, MO. Go figure) Whole Foods has started to carry wild-caught, fresh-never frozen Gulf shrimp with the heads on. Does anyone have the definitive recipe (or a source for same) for ...

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