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Dec 4, 2009 08:05 AM

First of the Season Maine Shrimp are In!

Just picked them up at Fresh Pond Whole Foods for $5.99 per lb - very exciting!

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    1. re: C. Hamster

      Headless, they look like they are larger than usual.

      1. re: rlh


        Im going to check them out this weekend

        1. re: C. Hamster

          Call first - there was no sign even ready yet

          Whole Foods Market
          200 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA

    2. The first shipments arrived to us yesterday so the grocery stores should see them today or tomorrow.

      1. Saw them at New Deal tonight, complete with blue roe (the best indicator of freshness IMO).

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        1. re: steinpilz

          My best indication of freshness, last year was the shrimp jumping at Courthose seafood. I assume New Deal has them with the heads on?

          1. re: trufflehound

            That's a great indicator trufflehound! I think they were heads on but I'm feeling a little vague about this.

          2. re: steinpilz

            May I ask what they were charging for them at New Deal?


            1. re: JoJo5

              $4.99/ lb, $3.99 for 11+ lbs. OT but 16.99 for DRY sea scallops

          3. any sign of them on menus yet?

            1. FYI, the Chelsea MB has the head-off (unfortunately IMHO, but markets prefer them for presentation and to keep longer) shrimp for $3.99 at the seafood counter.