So I was reading a couple weeks ago and noticed spotted shrimp, and they said they are 2 to 3 per pound. Checked with Jonahs fish market and they were unaware and tried to find for me. They track them down $29.99/lbs. So I guess i'm asking for suggestions on how to prepare because 4lbs of these are going to be done 4 different ways with 4 wines. Thanks guys and gals!!(P.S. Please no blender recipes)HA!
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When I was in Thailand I had some prawns that were easily 12-13" with the heads on. They were sauteed in butter and garlic, and were fantastic. The giant lobster were quite good too. It was kind of a fish market/restaurant where you walked through and picked out what you wanted from the market, then they took it in the kitchen and prepared what you chose.

I'd prepare as above, and also throw some on the grill.
Sounds tasty, anybody else havwe any ideas?
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Originally posted by louzarius:
When I was in Thailand I had some prawns that were easily 12-13" with the heads on. They were sauteed in butter and garlic, and were fantastic. The giant lobster were quite good too. It was kind of a fish market/restaurant where you walked through and picked out what you wanted from the market, then they took it in the kitchen and prepared what you chose.

I'd prepare as above, and also throw some on the grill.
Just got my shrimp, they are spotted but not the big ones I was looking for, she did cut me a deal though. These are not even as big as prawns. So I have 4 lbs. of medium size fresh shrimp, that I am still going to do a couple diffrent ways. Oh yea and they still have there heads on at $22.99 a lbs. Any other ideas?
Didn't have to take them, but small mom and pop store, but high end as you can tell. I know I shouldn't have taken them but had a dinner party planned around these damn spotted shrimp.Live and learn.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
That's too bad. Did you have to take them? I can get 16-20 ocean shrimp or 12-16 freshwater farmed shrimp for less than half that on sale.

By the way, stick with ocean shrimp. The freshwater farmed shrimp don't have nearly as nice a texture.
I would have probably taken them as well and not pitched a fit about it. I would have, however, expressed my disappointment in the product more so than the store. I would have also made a subtle suggestion that I was taking them because I valued the business relationship. Those types of places are great for securing hard to find items, and in this case it was probably better to make a friend rather than burn a bridge.
Heard of them? Sure! Smile

Spotted shrimp are commonly available in the Pacific Northwest, so we get them frequently. I think they're found all the way up to Alaska. I've never seen them quite that large, though. Typically, we get 6-10/pound , and those are pretty big for shrimp (there's always a supply of smaller ones); the ones you're getting are quite rare, and you're paying for it. I usually pay around $8-12 when they're in season, maybe a bit less if I get them right off the docks.

We usually just steam them, squirt a little lemon on them when they're ready, and eat them with some fresh baguette and a cold Macon or low-end white Burg. Great summer meal. I especially like it when I get a few females in the bag with their eggs, which I love.

A more laborious way to prepare them is sort of Greek style: peeled shrimp covered lightly with a sauce of onions, garlic, tomatoes and lots of basil, reduced to thick, then covered with crumbled Feta cheese, and baked for about 20 min. in separate small baking dishes for each person. I'm actually making that for an appetizer tonight! Big Grin I'm using frozen shrimp though.
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when I get a few females in the bag with their eggs, which I love.

Tried this for the first time in Washington a couple years ago, it was awesome! Glad to know there rare, makes me feel a little better. And Big M we are on the same page, they also carry wine and they are right down the road, so they are a little bit of competition, but gotta love the small guy and with food. I shall taste some of them tonight with a couple suggestions I have gotten tonight to test what I am going to do Sat. Thanks guys!
So I open my frig when I got home from work to find a bunch of black liquid settled at the bottom of the bag, like the bodies had black blood, it was incased in the front part(head) of the body. Is this normal, have they gone bad in a day? Tore off all the heads and rinsed, just in case. This meal is falling apart bit by bit.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Sorry to hear that. If they were frozen, some darker liquid may come out, though I never buy them with the heads. I don't like my food looking back at me.


Because of the organs encased in the heads, that's the part that usually goes bad first. That's also why it's more common to see shrimp or prawn tails than whole shrimp for sale.

If they're fresh, I prefer always to buy them whole. As I'm sure Board-O knows, a little head never hurt anybody.
Give winky at your food item, and chop it.


It develops the appearance of your mama-papa shop giving you a scam business try. Deliver shrimms to the back of store, demand a refundable. It is not of right freshness.



The see-food place market in America is full of dead and hadrly noticable predecomposed scaled swimmers and other crevetables. Demand freshness and flippancy, eat perky fish onry.
It really does seem like vinosnob got the short end of the stick on this business deal. The product was not what was promised; and on top of that appears to be of mediocre quality.

I'd let the owners of the store know that you were very disappointed with this transaction, and hope that future transactions will be better.
Just got off the phone and they are going to make it right with Hawaiian blue shrimp,so if you have any great ideas I will be cooking next weekend. Thanks everyone!
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Originally posted by Rothko:
It really does seem like vinosnob got the short end of the stick on this business deal. The product was not what was promised; and on top of that appears to be of mediocre quality.

I'd let the owners of the store know that you were very disappointed with this transaction, and hope that future transactions will be better.

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