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Help with raw shrimp color

I bought raw, red Argentina shrimp. In the fridge, I noticed the legs looked like they turned blackish-blue. Does this mean they went bad?
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Why do shrimp / lobster / crab turn pink or red when cooking?

Cooking is a form of chemistry - so there must be a scientific reason behind this. Why do all crustaceans turn pink or red when cooked?
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Please help me understand shrimp varieties [closed]

I cannot figure out how shrimp works, can somebody please explain it to me? The Wikipedia is useless, it just says there are hundreds of species, and "five" commercial species (with no pictures) none ...
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How much of a shrimp is meat?

How much of a shrimp is meat, in percentage? Read on google that the head is 35%, shell is 15% and meat 50%, is this correct?
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Bleach white shrimp, different species?

Recently I had some shrimp scampi from a restaurant and the shrimp were unnaturally white, a very bright white, and the skin of the shrimp was a bright red, not the usual dull orange. The meat of the ...
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What's the best way to reheat grilled shrimp

We are having a party in a few weeks and I would like to serve some grilled shrimp, but there will be fifty or so people, and I would prefer to cook all of the food in advanced so I'm not spending the ...
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Why wine _before_ butter in shrimp scampi?

According to this recipe: To make shrimp scampi you want to first cook the (marinated) shrimps in olive oil, then remove them, then lightly brown garlic slices, add white wine and let the alcohol ...
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Can I re-freeze shrimp?

There’s a Phillipino grocery in our neighborhood that specializes in seafood. They sometimes have beautiful heads-on shrimp. I’ve no doubt that they’ve been frozen, then thawed, as we’re in the middle ...
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Why does the shrimp stick to the shells?

I made some NoLa bbq shrimp last night, using the same recipe I’ve used countless times; the only difference is that, on Alton Brown’s advice, I brined the shrimp in a salt/sugar bath for 15 minutes ...
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Why is it recommended to leave the last segment of shell on a shrimp?

The question title pretty much says it all. Many recipes (such as this one) specifically recommend that the tail/last segment of shell be left on when preparing shrimp. Is there any reason for this? ...
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How to tell if shrimp is already cooked and what to do with it?

I have some shrimp. Not sure if this is raw, and what to do with it to make it safe for eating. I'm not looking for a recipe, but a method of preparing these shrimp. I know how to peel shrimp, am I to ...
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Can I reduce a prawn/shrimp broth

I have a freshly made shrimp broth. Onions, parsnip, tomato paste and white pepper corns along with shrimp shells. https://www.msc.org/where-to-buy/product-finder/products/cfpsproduct-19BA7EBA-B7E7-...
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Why did my shrimp bisque turn out so broth like?

I made a shrimp bisque today. But it came out extremely thin like a weak broth as opposed to thick like a decent bisque should be. I think the problem lies here: Now, the recipe calls for the ...
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Skillet Cooked Shrimp Texture

I was wondering exactly what a perfectly cooked shrimp's texture should be. I know the "rubbery" texture means over cooked and that if it's clear in the middle it's undercooked. But in terms of ...
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Alternative for Celery salt and Coconut flour

I'm trying to make this recipe: http://www.platedwithstyle.com/2015/03/01/cajun-garlic-butter-shrimp/ I know i can find "substitues" for celery salt and coconut flour online but I want to know if i ...
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Sous-Vide shrimp, minimum time and temp for safety?

It seems that the Internet has not quite caught up with sous-vide technology, I'm getting a lot of conflicting information by Googling. I am making Gumbo for sale at private clubs. I'm packaging it ...
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Super soft fried shrimp in a light batter

I dined at a sushi restaurant recently that had an appetizer called buffalo rock shrimp. Essentially its fried shrimp in a buffalo sauce. To describe the dish more specifically. The shrimp itself is ...
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Green gooey stuff when removing head from raw shrimp

When removing the head from a raw shrimp, I usually expect orangey goo to come out / be visible (the yummy stuff when you suck it of a prepared shrimp, I suppose :) ). I also usually have fresh ...
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Coconut Shrimp-fry ahead for dinner party?

I see a few opinions on my question, from a few years ago. Just wondering if anyone has an updated idea. I want to serve fresh and crunchy coconut shrimp as part of a dinner party for 12 people. I ...
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What is the difference between a prawn and a shrimp?

Are prawns and shrimps the same thing or are they different? Basically, I think they're the same but one of my friends was arguing that they're similar but definitely not the same thing and they ...
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Americans and Shrimp Heads

I personally hate the texture, so I avoid shrimp heads. Given that I've only been to a handful of American restaurants that serve shrimp with the heads or shells attached, I'd bet I'm not alone. But ...
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What variety of shrimp paste should I use for Brazilian Vatapa?

I recently saw a recipe for vatapa, a Brazilian shrimp stew that looks kind of like a curry gravy in texture. The recipe calls for a reconstituting handful of dried shrimp and then blending it into a ...
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Japanese steak house menu item?

A few years ago in Chicago I had a dish called egg yolk shrimp at a Japanese steak house. Has anyone else had this dish? Where would I be able to find this dish again?
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Do shrimp really have sex with their siblings before being served raw in sushi?

"The raw shrimp served in sushi all begin life as males—and then they all suddenly become females and have sex with their younger siblings." -Trevor Corson, The Story of Sushi Is this true? Do all ...
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Are cooked shrimp shells edible?

Some Chinese shrimp dishes like the spicy garlic shrimp is served with the shell still on but head removed. Since the shell was on during cooking, the seasoning is all over it. Are you supposed to ...
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Does a long marinade time matter for chicken, shrimp, etc?

I have no doubt that a long marinade makes a difference for coarsely striated meats like beef, pork, lamb and some fish. But I've got my doubts that marinating, say, chicken or (peeled) shrimp for ...
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How can I make a raw vegan shrimp paste substitute?

I would like to make a raw vegan shrimp paste substitute. I have seen people suggest using mushrooms -- yes, but.. how would you make it taste like Thai shrimp paste?
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How long to cook seafood in paella?

This recipe for seafood paella says to add mussels, prawns, squid and monkfish to the paella pan 5 minutes before finishing, stir and then cover with a lid. I made this twice and I have never been ...
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Is ice-encrusted frozen shrimp ok to eat?

I bought some frozen shrimp on sale but didn't notice that there was a lot of ice build-up on the shrimp (and in the bottom of the package) until I got home. Does this indicate that the shrimp has ...
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Why would IQF shrimp say “do not force thaw under running water”?

I recently made a recipe that called for thawing frozen shrimp by running them under cold water. However, I noticed that the IQF tail-on shrimp I buy from Costco state, "DO NOT FORCE THAW UNDER ...
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Are cooked frozen shrimp safe?

I was buying some frozen shrimp, however they listed that they are cooked. How is the process of freezing shrimp done; do they cook them directly then freeze them? Or freeze them then cook them then ...
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How can you prevent the lettuce from wilting if covered with something hot?

If I want to make a shrimp salad, I put the lettuce and other raw vegetables on the plate, cook the shrimps and put them on the veggies. However, after a minute or so, the lettuce becomes soft, like ...
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What does buttermilk do to fried shrimp batter?

I have been using ice water in my shrimp batter and it seems to make the batter too hard after frying them. Would replacing the ice water with buttermilk make the batter less hard but still crispy?
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Are heads of shrimps safe to eat in US?

I wonder if heads of shrimps bought from US grocery stores are safe to eat.
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Proper way to prepare shrimp?

Yesterday I tried to prepare shrimp for the first time. Basically the idea was to prepare shrimp and pasta. I bought frozen shrimp and followed the recipe. It was something like this: Heat olive ...
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Thawed shrimp floating vs. sinking

I bought two 2-pound bags of frozen 41-50 count/pound shrimp. When I thawed them in cold water, one bag's shrimp all sank and the other bag's shrimp all floated. Bag 1 Bag 2 ...
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Why in this one recipe parsley is used in 2 different ways?

I found a "Shrimp and Pasta" Recipe here. It's a nice and simple, but I don't quite understand the way it uses parsley. Why part of the parsley is fried with shrimp and the rest are just mixed with ...
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Cooked or Raw - Shrimp peeling

I'm not very good at peeling shrimp, but I've been practicing lately with raw shrimp. I have the theory that raw shrimp are peeled more easily than cooked. Every time I try to peel a cooked shrimp, ...
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Brown line in back of shrimp

What could be a brown line in the back of an already peeled shrimp?
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Should I peel and devein whole shrimps?

I bought some precooked whole shrimp. Do I need to peel and devein them before eating or is it possible to leave this step out? I intend to saute them in garlic butter.
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How can I get fried prawns to be juicy?

Okay I give up, I've tried and failed about 8 times now frying prawns but they never are succulent. The recipe that I want to get done is pretty simple: De-vein. Salt the prawn for some time and ...
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Is there anything wrong with soft shrimp?

Once in a while when I'm thawing and prepping frozen shrimp, I'll come across one that's quite a bit softer than the others. The flesh is a bit floppy and not firm like the others, and even the shell ...
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How do I cook shrimp in butter?

I want to cook shrimp in butter. My problem in the past has been that the butter burns if it gets too hot but the shrimp remains fishy if the butter does not get hot enough. Any advice?
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What's the best/easiest way to de-vein king prawns?

I often buy raw king prawns (maybe they're called shrimp where you are, they're about 3-4 inches long) - they are already shelled and beheaded, but they've still got the blue vein running down the ...
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When is it appropriate to serve shrimp with the tail still attached?

I ate at a local Italian dive last night and ordered Shrimp Fra Diavolo, which included a spicy sauce served over linguini noodles. The dish was great, but the tail was still attached to the shrimps ...
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How do I prepare prawns such that they are straight after boiling/steaming?

I'd like to make a sushi roll or a vietnamese prawn roll but can't seem to get the prawns to straighten, which would make them much easier to roll up. They were still curled up after I cleaned them ...