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Shrimp 101

Love shrimp? Don’t be afraid to cook it at home! Available pre-cooked, frozen, shelled and even deveined, it’s easier to cook and more convenient than ever! Discover how easy cooking with shrimp can be.

5 Facts

  • From white to grey-green to pink to red, raw shrimp come in all types of colours.
  • Most types of shrimp change colour when cooked but a sure way to know it’s done is when it turns opaque.
  • Shrimp size categories range from miniature to colossal (yes, there’s such a thing as colossal shrimp!), but the medium and jumbo size range are most popular.
  • Shrimp is highly perishable and should be kept in a plastic bag or covered container in the refrigerator and used within 24 hours of purchase.
  • Frozen shrimp can be kept in the freezer well wrapped for up to six months.

5 Ways to Try It

Substitute shrimp for meat and poultry in your favourite casseroles, stir-fries, Mexican dishes, soups pasta dishes.

Zip up the flavour of shrimp with citrus juices, herbs (dill, basil, cilantro), onions, garlic and chile peppers.

Marinate raw shrimp about 30 min in vinaigrette-type salad dressings for great flavour prior to cooking.

Add cooked shrimp to a salad.

Serve cooked shrimp as an appetizer with a mayonnaise or tomato-based sauce.

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