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Head-on gulf shrimp??

Matt Jun 17, 2005 11:44 AM

Anyone have a recommendation of a web site where I can order head-on gulf shrimp?


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    Candy Jun 17, 2005 12:39 PM

    Do you have an asian market near you? Mine has them regularly, though frozen. They are quite perishable when they are head on.

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      UptownKevin Jun 17, 2005 01:09 PM


      Two good sources here in New Orleans are:

      Big Fisherman

      Fisherman's Cove

      Don't waste your time at an Asian Market, you'll likely be getting Asian Tiger Prawns. Both of these sources are reputable, and I've been eating seafood from them for years. Good Luck.


      Link: http://www.nolafoodie.com

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        Candy Jun 17, 2005 04:48 PM

        The head on shrimp at my asian market are gulf shrimp. It is worth checking to see what you can find locally instead of having to pay high shipping charges for overnight mail.

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          Ilaine Jun 18, 2005 12:27 PM

          I bought head on white shrimp at my local Korean market yesterday. Could be from the Gulf, could be from South Carolina. Nice price ($3.99/lb.)

          They also had tiger shrimp. It's not like you can't tell the difference by looking at them.

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