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Old 05-09-2017, 06:09 PM
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My neighbor regifted to me a Ziploc bag full of fairly large frozen shrimp. They were given to him by someone who caught them locally and he (my neighbor) didn't want them.

I've never had shrimp with the heads on. I'm not even sure if they're cooked. They're slightly pink.

Any suggestion on how best to enjoy these?

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Old 05-10-2017, 06:18 AM
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McStagger, I like to pull the heads and boil them but I believe I'd just use that small amount to fish with and catch a big dinner if it were me.
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Those shrimp look as if they've been in the heat.

No offense, but I'd trash them unless they are a species I'm not aware of.

Raw shrimp are either white, grey or brown.
Cooked shrimp are red. Mishandled and not so fresh raw shrimp are red.

That looks like bait shrimp to me....seriously. Not trying to be a smart ass...but you dont want the effects of bad shrimp in your stomach. It's a BAD, LONG night on the head.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by KennerTunnel63 View Post
Those shrimp look as if they've been in the heat.

No offense, but I'd trash them unless they are a species I'm not aware of.

Raw shrimp are either white, grey or brown.
Cooked shrimp are red. Mishandled and not so fresh raw shrimp are red.

That looks like bait shrimp to me....seriously. Not trying to be a smart ass...but you dont want the effects of bad shrimp in your stomach. It's a BAD, LONG night on the head.
Thanks. I'll toss them in the pinfish trap.

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Originally Posted by KennerTunnel63 View Post
Those shrimp look as if they've been in the heat.

No offense, but I'd trash them unless they are a species I'm not aware of.

Raw shrimp are either white, grey or brown.
Cooked shrimp are red. Mishandled and not so fresh raw shrimp are red.

That looks like bait shrimp to me....seriously. Not trying to be a smart ass...but you dont want the effects of bad shrimp in your stomach. It's a BAD, LONG night on the head.
X2 and I always pop the heads off before I freeze them. Hell we do it before we clean the boat. Sometimes even while we're shrimping because the heads contain most of the heat
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Yea, those are bait shrimp at this point...

hope you get some pinfish off them, at least.
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If you think the shrimp are still good. EASY WAY to cook them

Pull heads off, use a tool to devein them, and put them in a nice sized SS bowl. Then a little olive oil or your choice of oil, sprinkle Old Bay seafood seasoning liberally on them and blend it in to all of them. Heat grill or oven, to s medium heat. I use one of the BBQ mats, yes I found a use for them, or any kind baking tray. Cook of no longer than maybe 6-7 minutes or until kinda firm, a little learning curve for this. Enjoy hot or cold.
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Originally Posted by 29 NORTH View Post
If you think the shrimp are still good. EASY WAY to cook them

Pull heads off, use a tool to devein them, and put them in a nice sized SS bowl. Then a little olive oil or your choice of oil, sprinkle Old Bay seafood seasoning liberally on them and blend it in to all of them. Heat grill or oven, to s medium heat. I use one of the BBQ mats, yes I found a use for them, or any kind baking tray. Cook of no longer than maybe 6-7 minutes or until kinda firm, a little learning curve for this. Enjoy hot or cold.
I'll file that for future use. Thank you.

As of an hour ago, they are soaking in two pinfish traps. I'll report back with their effectiveness as bait

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