Fresh Maine Shrimp

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by buffalosmoke, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    We pre-paid for shares of fresh Maine shrimp through a local fisherman's co-op this year. We get 5 pounds of fresh shrimp a week for four weeks.

    Thought I'd post some qview as I did smoke a few of them.

    The five pound bag of shrimp that contains about 200 shrimp:

    A close up of a few shrimp:

    The shrimp are very delicate, and over cooking them results in mush. The dark areas you see in the photo's are roe.....every shrimp becomes a female, and they all carry roe at this stage in their life.

    After a short smoke. I just sprinkled them with a bit of Old Bay and smoked them for about 30 minutes:

    A mess of shells that got roasted, then simmered for stock that was used in a nice shrimp and potato chowder.
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow!! that's all i got.........4 weeks of wow!
  3. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    MMmmm shimps!!
  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a LOT of shrimp! So do you cut the roe out of them or eat it?

    Just out of curiosity, care to share what something like this costs you?
  5. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    NH's alot of shrimp, but they are small. With the heads on, you only get about 40-50 per pound.

    We eat most of the roe....alot of it will just fall off when you peel the shrimp though. There isn't much taste to it.

    I think the shrimp are in the neighborhood of $1.60/pound when you pre-pay for them. It's a short season, and pre-buying helps out local fisherman.
  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool. Thanks for sharing!
  7. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    OH MAN there's nothing like some east coast seafood!!!!! Spent a week in rhode island on buisness & ate like a pig!!!!!!

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