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Tonality666 Dec 6, 2010 08:03 AM

Has anyone seen them locally yet?

  1. cassoulady Jan 4, 2011 04:24 AM

    Hi everyone, I got Maine shrimp yesterday in my Cape ann share- 5lbs. they are so good- just wondering what you all think the shelf life is for these. I have them in a bag on ice now in the fridge.

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      lc02139 Jan 4, 2011 04:37 AM

      Eat or process them quickly they don't last more than a day or two especially if they are covered with egg's.

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        StriperGuy Jan 4, 2011 05:57 AM

        About 10 minutes, serious eat or cook immediately.

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          cassoulady Jan 4, 2011 09:49 AM

          Thx, considering how delicious these are, it will be easy to eat them all up quickly!

      2. BostonZest Dec 11, 2010 05:28 PM

        I bought some a Whole foods yesterday and they were lovely. Sauted them with butter, scallions and a bit of white wine.

        They were also on menu in a pasta dish at Island Creek Oyster Bar tonight. But, we didn't try that one.

        Penny
        http://www.bostonzest.com/

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        296 Parks St, Duxbury, MA 02332

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          firstian Dec 11, 2010 05:00 PM

          Just got some today at WF at Dedham, $6.99/lb, headless, shell on.

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            teezeetoo Dec 11, 2010 05:07 PM

            at new deal this week. looked gorgeous.

          2. fesenjan Dec 7, 2010 08:29 AM

            The Cape Ann CSF people said that we might be getting them in our shares sometime in the next few weeks. There are always variables, of course, but I hope so!

            1. StriperGuy Dec 6, 2010 09:26 AM

              They should be around by now, certainly in the next week or two.

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                justbeingpolite Dec 6, 2010 10:04 AM

                The guy at WF told me in the next week or so.

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                  cambridgedoctpr Dec 6, 2010 12:56 PM

                  what about buying them shelled? anywhere around cambridge?

                  1. re: cambridgedoctpr
                    StriperGuy Dec 6, 2010 01:02 PM

                    These are WAY better in the shell.

                    They are so, so, so delicate once shelled they almost melt away.

                    I actually prefer them head on...

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                      trufflehound Dec 6, 2010 01:16 PM

                      Me too, salt and pepper style. New Deal, Courthouse have em so fresh they jump.

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                        typhoonfish Dec 7, 2010 05:21 AM

                        We just got our first shipment today. Winds have been bad in Maine.

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                          trufflehound Dec 7, 2010 03:18 PM

                          Where did 'we' get them from?

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                            itaunas Dec 8, 2010 03:07 AM

                            From Maine. :-) Typhoonfish works in wholesale seafood distribution (the we) so you can expect to see them in retail outlets after there.

                            Just a general note that supermarkets tend to sell them head-off because of their perishability, but you are much better off buying them head-on at a fishmonger. Courthouse and New Deal will tell you which days they normally receive them in if you ask, but because of the fishing season availability is weather dependent. So even if its the expected delivery day, its worth calling first.

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                              typhoonfish Dec 8, 2010 10:29 AM

                              Even at the wholesale level the Head-on product has a scary-quick shelf-life. T
                              3-4 days tops. The guys in Maine also sell them in 100 lb cases. So you have to be real confident that you have buyers for them. Then you have customers who prefer roe and others who whine when they get roe. So it's a PITA.

                              We prefer headless, shell-on and peeled meats. IMHO nothing better than a Nantucket scallop and maine shrimp dinner in the late fall, early winter.

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                                StriperGuy Dec 8, 2010 11:49 AM

                                Bring on the roe. LOVE the roe.

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                        tatsu Dec 7, 2010 11:48 AM

                        Maine shrimp are so tasty. I usually throw them in salads. Wonder if the shells would be edible if you fried them.

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