Shrimp is a delicious seafood that can be prepared in many ways. Shrimp comes in many varieties and can be confusing. Basically, there are four things to consider when buying shrimp.
How big do you want your shrimp to be? If you are making a entree like baked stuffed shrimp, it is usually preferable to go with the largest count that you can get like the 2/4 or 4/6, which means that you get 2-4 shrimp per pound or 4-6 shrimp per pound. If you are making a shrimp scampi dish, you probably want to use something smaller like our 31/40 count shrimp or maybe a little larger.
Do you want the tail off or on? Total preference, but it changes the entire eating experience for the person consuming it.
Do you want the shrimp peeled and deveined? This comes down to overall cost and time to prepare your dish. Many times cooks will buy peeled and deveined so that they can have less preparation time and it makes things a lot easier as well. Again, total preference.
Fresh Wild Caught or Farm Raised? Fisherman's Market prides itself in fresh, quality seafood so we would opt for fresh wild caught, but if you are trying to keep costs down you can go with farm raised. Again, total preference.
So now that you know... try some of these great recipes that we have compiled for you!