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Dec 6, 2010 08:03 AM

Maine shrimp?

Has anyone seen them locally yet?

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

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    1. re: StriperGuy

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

      1. re: justbeingpolite

        what about buying them shelled? anywhere around cambridge?

        1. re: cambridgedoctpr

          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...

          1. re: StriperGuy

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

            1. re: trufflehound

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

                1. re: trufflehound

                  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.

                  1. re: itaunas

                    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.

            2. re: StriperGuy

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

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

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          1. re: firstian

            at new deal this week. looked gorgeous.

          2. 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.


            Island Creek Oysters
            296 Parks St, Duxbury, MA 02332

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