Shrimp has been the most popular seafood in the U.S. for decades now, and with good reason! Sweet and mild in flavor, everyone loves the juicy, succulent texture of fresh tender shrimp. Already bite-size, they’re quick to prepare, and their subtle buttery flavor profile pairs well with a wide range of dishes and cuisines. A truly delicious and all-purpose ingredient, the versatility of this particular seafood knows no bounds!
When it comes to convenience, cooked shrimp is second to none. The handy solution to an emergency shrimp salad or shrimp cocktail, they're ready in a second and make for an easy and elegant appetizer or hors d'oeuvres tray for unexpected guests or last-minute entertaining. Easily thrown into dishes with hardly any prep, try swirling some shrimp into your next creamy pasta or tossing a handful into a quick sauté or stir-fry.
The benefits of cooked shrimp don’t stop with ease of use, or efficiency in the kitchen, they also last longer on the shelf! While virtually all shrimp are frozen to maintain freshness, freezing doesn’t kill any of the bacteria found in shrimp but cooking kills 98% of it, meaning your bag of cooked shrimp can last up to a week in the refrigerator while raw options will only last a day or two at the most.
Available in ten-pound packages, our medium-sized shrimp are the most versatile in size, being just large enough for hors d'oeuvres use, yet small enough to toss into dishes without throwing off their balance. Quick, tasty, and convenient, look to Gourmet Food Store for your supply of gourmet shrimp!