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Brown shrimp recipes?
Fri 6-Apr-12
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Sooliz
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We had a salesman call yesterday, who is a distributor for a home delivery frozen fish company, based locally.  The fish, which comes packed in sturdy boxes which hold around 2 kg, is not cheap but comes from ethical sustainable sources and is very good quality - he showed me some.  I am considering having some, I didn't want to be pressured into anything right then so have asked him to come back in a week's time.  We do eat a lot of fish, we both love it, so I'm pretty sure I will decide to place an order. 

I must admit I was tempted by the brown shrimp he had, some lovely natural smoked haddock (one of my favourites) and large thick yellowfin tuna steaks.  Smoked haddock and tuna we have quite often, also prawns, however, I've never had brown shrimp before.  I know it's supposed to be exceptionally tasty and have of course heard of Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimp (his shrimp do come from Morecambe).  So has anyone else had brown shrimp before?  And any other recipes which make the most of their flavour? 

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Fri 6-Apr-12
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I have had them in an omelet but I think it was made with potted shrimp to make it go further. However I found this recipe on the internet.

http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/613157

 

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Are the brown shrimp in their shells still Sue?  They are very fiddly to extract.  We used to have them in Wales and they so rarely got to the kitchen that I can't recall what my Ma used to do.

I'll try that again!

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No TA, they're already shelled (thank goodness!).

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Oh that is good!  Personally, I find the flavour so good that I don't want to do anything to them.

I'll try that again!

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Be just a little wary, Sue - we had a fish salesman call, and he insisted the price was the same as Waitrose. However, the smoked haddock was absolutely covered in thick ice, and of course, that meant that we paid for a lot of frozen water.

OH collared him next time, and asked him not to return .........  thumbs_down

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He had his little refrigerated van packed full of boxes of all different fish.....well, some other things too, like stuffed chicken breasts, burgers etc.  He showed me about a dozen boxes of different fish/shellfish, all of which looked exceptionally good and none of which had an excessive layer of ice.  I wouldn't buy anything off him without having a good look at it first, but thanks for the warning, Val.big_hug

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Oh you lucky thing Sue, I wish I could get brown shrimp, the only place I can find them is Booth's supermarket chain, the nearest of which is Ripon, I get some whenever I go to see my sister who lives up that way.

Wouldn't want to do anything else with them than potted with a bit of mace and butter. You can freeze them once potted, but however many I buy, they never get to the freezer.

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