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Steamed Shrimp that is one day old

DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 01:37 PM

Will shrimp that has been steamed be good and fresh tasting the next day? There is a great take out shop that specializes in seafood. The steamed shrimp is better than any that I can buy even at the fish monger.

I'd like to serve it for Thanksgiving, but am wondering if it will still be fresh tasting if purchased on Wednesday. (I've always followed the cook and eat fish the day you buy it).

Thank you.

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 01:42 PM

    it will be perfectly safe to eat.

    1. Veggo RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 01:44 PM

      Absolutely yes, enjoy.

      1. ipsedixit RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 01:51 PM

        Are you asking whether it is safe to eat? Or as good as the day-you-bought it good to eat?

        Yes, it's absolutely "safe" to eat day-old steamed shrimp (assuming it was properly refrigerated, etc.).

        Will it be as good as it was on Wednesday when you bought it? Probably not. But then again the degradation in quality will probably be so slight you won't notice it.

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          DaisyM RE: ipsedixit Nov 5, 2011 02:19 PM

          Okay, thank you. We never have any left over. I know they steam it fresh everyday. They get the seafood from Maryland and it is very, very good.

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            greygarious RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 02:31 PM

            So, next time save some for the next day. Refrigerate some in a container, some more over ice. Taste test.

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          fourunder RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 01:53 PM

          The best way to store the fish, or any seafood for that matter, is to have ice placed on top of the shrimp in a drip pan....If you do not have a pan with holes that can drain into another pan, you can use your colander and place that in a pan or bowl to catch the water.

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            DaisyM RE: fourunder Nov 5, 2011 02:18 PM

            Is the ice put in a plastic bag?

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              hotoynoodle RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 02:36 PM

              it's easier to put the shrimp in a bag, but not necessary.

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                fourunder RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 10:14 PM

                No plastic bags for the ice or shrimp.

                * You take a bottom pan or bowl

                * Place the drip pan or colander into the catch pan or bowl

                * Place the shrimp into the drip pan/colander

                * Cover with ice....or layer ice, under and over shrimp if you choose.

                * Place the pan in refrigerator on the bottom shelf.

                This is how it is done in every commercial kitchen or seafood store. If you have crushed ice available to you, it is preferred over whole cubes. Basically, you are keeping the fish cold and you do not want it to sit in any water. This is the method to hold fish for a day or overnight in the refrigerator.

                Empty the bottom pan if necessary and add ice as needed until you are ready to prepare your presentation. If the shrimp are overly wet, you can dry them with a clean towel before serving.

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                  DaisyM RE: fourunder Nov 6, 2011 03:32 AM

                  Thank you very much! I would not have thought to do that. I appreciate you telling me and I'll try it. Our freezer does crushed ice (which I never have used)>

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                    fourunder RE: DaisyM Nov 6, 2011 05:40 AM

                    Giving more thought.....if the shrimp are seasoned and you are afraid of losing some of the seasoning or flavor, you could use a disposable produce or Ziplock type bags to store the shrimp.......

                    If the shrimp have been poached in a type of liquid containing wine, spices and aromatics...you may want to go that route if they have been shelled already. If the shells are still on, I would not do so myself.

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              Breezychow RE: DaisyM Nov 5, 2011 02:38 PM

              So long as it's not head-on shrimp, it will be perfectly fine. With head-on shrimp, I'd toss them. They don't last.

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