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Jan 21, 2014 10:57 AM

What to do with cooked frozen shrimp??

I gave hubby directions to buy medium or small, shelled, tail off shrimp....and forgot to write down raw. So we have 2 bags of it in the freezer, 1 lb each. My fault, not his, he is a great shopper!!
Any ideas??

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      1. i have never seen raw, shelled off shrimp. Usually if you want shelled, they are cooked. Headed, yes, but not shelled.

        7 Replies
        1. re: TroyTempest

          I have seen raw, shelled off shrimp.

          Not as common as "in the shell" but a few of my groceries do carry them.

          They exist!

          1. re: happybaker

            Raw peeled shrimp is my usual go to. I had some Argentine pink in the freezer that was peeled and pre-cooked and didn't know what to do (not crazy about it at all) and I also had some yucca so I made Mofongo on the advice of my friends here, subbing the yucca for plantain. It wasn't bad, although I took a lot of shortcuts since the shrimp was cooked already, better than throwing it away. Came together in about 15 minutes.

          2. re: TroyTempest

            Yeah, raw peeled shrimp are definitely around. I get 'em pretty regularly from our local TJs, for example.

            1. re: TroyTempest

              I got them in error a while back at Costco. They were actually quite fine but I'll buy shell-on in the future. I just cooked them a little less.

              1. re: TroyTempest

                WalMart has them!! Dunno about other stores here, hadn't looked.
                Tip if you buy them. Be sure to rinse them off well after thawing, the liquid they are coated in is nasty tasting - will mess up your dish - make it taste fishy. Rinsed they are fine, no bad flavor in the dish.

                1. re: Nanzi

                  that's reason enough not to buy them. thanks

                2. Shrimp Scampi. I've done with both raw and cooked.

                  1. Well, I've been in this exact predicament thanks to my husband! I ended up thawing them and made a very quick and actually tasty fra diavolo with leftover tomato sauce. I added some olive oil to the pan, some dried chile flakes, tossed the shrimp into a hot pan cooked for maybe a minute added the leftover sauce and tossed in some cooked noodles. It was good enough for a quick dinner :)