Are my shrimp still ok to eat?
I bought a bag of frozen cooked and deveined shrimp on Sunday that were defrosted same day. They were out on ice for pickin' for maybe 2 hours before they were put into container and put in the fridge. I had two and they do not tast or smell bad but a few coworkers have me a little nervous...they all have had bad shellfish and have just shared their horror stories.
Thanks in advance :)
Sunday to Tuesday? in the fridge? The nice part of fish is that they develop an ammonia smell when they are bad - same goes with shrimp... The other thing that happens to shrimp is they start to become less 'firm'. I would not classify shrimp in the same page as oysters, clams or mussels - I've seen them go bad with no real warning, but never shrimp. I have to say that I like really fresh shrimp - just off the boat fresh and there is no comparison to what is bought frozen.
And as some know, I'm the one who sounds bacteria warning when I think something is not that good.
Lets see... Pre-Cooked, frozen, and deviened...that's about as far away form Fresh shrimp as you can get. Assuming they were thawed/defrosted properly, were on ice for two hours, have been refrigerated since...they taste, and smell ok...Hmmmm! Enjoy a shrimp salad, shrimp cocktail, etc for dinner...I would. Just use common sense good judgement...If YOU aren't comfortable with them...then you know what to do.