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Old 05-20-2011, 3:04pm   #21
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The Alaskan shrimp are flash frozen right on the boat and are big, typically about four to six per pound. They are sweet and a bit lobster-like. The ones I've had even had shrimp roe still clutched in their little shrimp legs. There was a store here about 10 years ago that sold them, and when they went out of business I've never seen them since. They were about $25/lb, pricey devils. I think they are called Alaskan Spot Shrimp.
Sounds good!
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I can tell you that if you can find frozen Alaskan shrimp, BUY THEM! They are fantastical, serious. The best shrimpies you'll ever eat.
What you're referring to is Alaskan Spot Shrimp. They are huge and do, in fact, taste more like lobster than shrimp. They aren't cheap, though, about $40 for 20 shrimp. This place flash freezes everything on its boats, and it really taste better than "fresh" (which has spent a day on the boat, another day at the wholesaler, another day to travel, and who knows how many days at the grocers). Not affiliated with this seller:



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While that is true, the grocery store that I frequent (Publix) lets you know if they are fresh or previously frozen.
Most shrimp are frozen before they hit the dock or shortly thereafter. Most of it is "previously frozen". Sure, I like fresh shrimp but if it was not caught at least the day before, I will take frozen over that. In a pinch, I will certainly buy frozen white (mostly farm raised) shrimp from Sams to cook with.
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A little off topic but it does influence my shrimp buying. Many years ago, I had a dream that I was in a grocery store and they had fresh shrimp to go. They were huge. kinda like an all day sucker but a shrimp.

I got me one and I was walking around the store, eating one. IT was good and then I looked down at the "vein". That sucker had a diameter of about 1 inch. I put that sumbich down and I have never bought Jumbo shrimp since.

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A little off topic but it does influence my shrimp buying. Many years ago, I had a dream that I was in a grocery store and they had fresh shrimp to go. They were huge. kinda like an all day sucker but a shrimp.

I got me one and I was walking around the store, eating one. IT was good and then I looked down at the "vein". That sucker had a diameter of about 1 inch. I put that sumbich down and I have never bought Jumbo shrimp since.

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Dayum, man! Oh! You wanna meet women in the grocery store? Buy a lobster and get them to put it in a paper sack. The lobster claws at the sack while you walk around the grocery, and women just can't seem to resist asking what's in the sack.
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Dayum, man! Oh! You wanna meet women in the grocery store? Buy a lobster and get them to put it in a paper sack. The lobster claws at the sack while you walk around the grocery, and women just can't seem to resist asking what's in the sack.
And you say "Oh, it's just lobster. Tuesday night is lobster night at my house."
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And you say "Oh, it's just lobster. Tuesday night is lobster night at my house."
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You gotta be careful buying shrimp from some of the "foreign" shrimpers, even buying them off the boat. A few years ago an undercover investigation down here found that some of the Vietnamese shrimpers were taking shrimp that had was quite a bit past prime time and washing them in Clorox to get the smell and discoloration out of the meat.
Along with this Clorox story which I don't doubt, the Asian shrimpers and restaurants use to soak shrimp in a powdered Borax and water mix, which makes the shrimp puff up and look much bigger, and sell them as such. It makes the meat almost cellulose in consistency like an Areo Bar!!!
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What you're referring to is Alaskan Spot Shrimp. They are huge and do, in fact, taste more like lobster than shrimp. They aren't cheap, though, about $40 for 20 shrimp. This place flash freezes everything on its boats, and it really taste better than "fresh" (which has spent a day on the boat, another day at the wholesaler, another day to travel, and who knows how many days at the grocers). Not affiliated with this seller:



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All this stuff looks good indeed! Have you tried them? Do they definitely flash freeze on the boats? Their prices are certainly high, that fo' sho'. I can go to the Hong Kong market and buy live Dungeness crab, big ones, for like $15 each if I remember right. Might not have been that much. This place wants $40/crab and they are already cooked. Do the prices include shipping? Gonna go back to the website and look some more. I'm gettin' hungry!
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All this stuff looks good indeed! Have you tried them? Do they definitely flash freeze on the boats? Their prices are certainly high, that fo' sho'. I can go to the Hong Kong market and buy live Dungeness crab, big ones, for like $15 each if I remember right. Might not have been that much. This place wants $40/crab and they are already cooked. Do the prices include shipping? Gonna go back to the website and look some more. I'm gettin' hungry!
Yep, I've tried them. They're my primary supplier of seafood; I almost always order Spot Shrimp, halibut, and scallops. My typical order is 4 bags of shrimp, 4 bags of scallops, 8 pieces of halibut. About $175 incl. shipping.

No, the prices don't include shipping; I think it's $35 for overnight. They definitely flash freeze them on the boat. I think you can read about it on their web site. Very reliable people, their seafood is the best. No water-injected scallops that look big but cook down to nothing. Warning: If you try their seafood, you're hooked (so to speak).
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Cool, thanks for the info. I think its worth a try on the Spot Shrimp. Yum! Found the shipping, $29.95 for 2nd day air on orders under $300.
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