(12/14 - cnt/lb, Frozen)
Gulf shrimp are known worldwide for their sweet flavor and hearty texture. Shrimp can be used for a variety of dishes such as salads, scampi and ka-bobs. Serve them steamed with butter on the side or just lightly bread and drop them in the deep fryer.
Handling & Preparation
To thaw frozen shrimp, place shrimp in your refrigerator for 48 hours, or defrost under gently running, cold water for 20 to 30 minutes.
Thawed shrimp cook quickly. They are best prepared in sautes, casseroles, and other stove-top methods. Add raw shrimp about five minutes before the end of the cooking process, so that the shrimp can cook through, but not become tough.
Shrimp can also be steamed or boiled for about 6 minutes.
Seafood A La King
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups cooked seafood*, drained and cut in large pieces
- 1/2 cups chopped or slivered green pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped pimiento
- buttered toast
*Shrimp, lobster, crab meat or any other type seafood may be used. Saute mushrooms in butter for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Gently stir in seafood, green pepper and pimiento. Serve on buttered toast.