Shrimp Is Having Its 15 Minutes

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 4.34.02 PMShrimp is now the most popular seafood in America, and there is no wrong way to eat it. Wild shrimp from the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico is a treat if you can find it. Fresh local shrimp from Maine or the Carolinas is an even rarer gem. (These are all preferable from a sustainability perspective.) A vast majority, of course, is farmed and frozen, but you might as well buy it frozen and thaw it yourself to get the freshest shrimp possible. If you buy it ‘‘individually quick frozen’’ in resealable bags, you can take out only as many as you want and thaw them by leaving the shrimp in the fridge for 24 hours or running them under cool water for an hour or less.

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  1. Aamy said...

    I am a fan of shrimp, but honestly this is the most irresponsible food article I have seen from Mark Bittman. It is both economically and environmentally irresponsible. These plates to some might seem to be a portion, when actually they are a whole entree for a whole family of six. When using these plates keep in mind that they don’t look like platters, they look like dinner plates and it would have been better to show a real shrimp cocktail with four large shrimp on ice with dip, or a stir-fry with ample vegetables. It is hypocritical.

  2. Charlene Schachter said...

    Shame on you Mr. Bittman for not mentioning that the majority of shrimp imports are from China grown in enviromentally damaging ways. (And some might say unsanitary conditions.) Did the Shrimp Importers Association request this plug?

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