Fresh, succulent shrimp enhances the flavor for various recipes. These tips will help you cook up amazing shrimp dishes.
- Choose firm, juicy shrimp that have translucent moist shells, with no black spots (unless you’re buying tiger shrimp). The shrimp should have a fresh and sea-like scent. Any strong odor suggests the shrimp aren’t fresh. Yellowish shells or dry spots indicate freezer burn.
- Smaller cold-water species of shrimp are sweeter and more succulent making them an excellent choice for sandwiches and salads.
- Larger shrimp are very tasty and adapt well to spicy dishes which is why they are regularly used in oriental cooking.