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Mar 9, 2010 12:42 PM

Maine Shrimp

I just wanted to pass along that C Mart on Washington Street has beautiful, fresh-looking Maine shrimp with heads on for $1.99/lb. I can't wait for supper!

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  1. Wow. I thought I was lucky to score them for $4.99/lb at Whole Foods this week. They were lovely sweet little buggers, but without heads. A shame, because I do like to suck out the sweet brainz like a zombie.

    1. Wow! Rumor has it there are times in Maine you can get them by the side of the road for that price, but I never seen em in beantown at that price.

      1. What a deal - Roche Bros. has them for $3.99, sans brainz. I can't wait to get revenge on the commuter rail riders who interrupt my naps with their inane conversations with a sack o' pungent shrimp.

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        1. re: nsenada

          The key is to poke a small hole in the bag and dribble the juice on their legs...

          1. re: StriperGuy

            I hope I don't run afoul of the bioweapon-sniffing K-9 crews that sweep through periodically.

            1. re: nsenada

              Yeah getting water-boarded would suck.

          2. re: nsenada

            The online Roche Bros ad says $5.99/lb for "Foley's Fresh Maine snaptail shrimp" until 3/11...


            1. re: okra

              Hmm - might have been Sudbury Farms, I get them mixed up. I also might have gotten the price wrong. In any case, can't beat $1.99.

          3. Thanks. Small correction on this excellent tip. The price is $1.50 per lb! That is falling off the truck cheap. Bought a couple of pounds.

            1. I just thought I'd mention that I saw an ad for what look like live Maine shrimp, perhaps they're not from Maine but they look like the same type of shrimp:


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              1. re: steinpilz

                Catalina is a well respected outfit that sort of made it's name by selling Santa Barbara sea urchin and overnighting it. I've never used them but friends have and been pleased.

                The link says U12..12 per lb.. much larger than the Maine shrimp; and from the West Coast..might be great but not from Maine

                1. re: 9lives

                  Thanks 9lives... now, if we discount by half (the head) that would give something like U24!

                  I have no idea what the count is for local Maine shrinp, could it be as much as U50?

                  I'd thought of ordering their uni, and got on their email list, when Courthouse started carrying uni trays.