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Pre - Cooked Shrimp?


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in a last ditch effort to save time a month ago I bought a large bag of frozen pre-cooked baby (salad size?) cooked shrimp.

I defrosted a few and decided there was no way I was serving this for my sisters surprise birthday party. bleh.

Is there any salvation for these?? I have 2# bag in my freeze, should I just throw it away and chalk it up to -- now I know better?

sure it isn't healthy, but why deny oneslf?
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If they taste actually unpleasant, I cant imagine rescuing them. Or is it that they are ok but just barely taste of shrimp? Because then perhaps something could be done with them - probably something that involves lots of garlic, and where the shrimp is present as a neutral flavored protein. Its hard to do much with bad ingredients.

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in a last ditch effort to save time a month ago I bought a large bag of frozen pre-cooked baby (salad size?) cooked shrimp.

I defrosted a few and decided there was no way I was serving this for my sisters surprise birthday party. bleh.

Is there any salvation for these?? I have 2# bag in my freeze, should I just throw it away and chalk it up to -- now I know better?

Assuming they are not "off," you could make a shrimp paste or potted shrimp--i.e., something in the food processor with lots of added flavor--brandy, cream, herbs, etc. Put on toast and broil. Although basura sounds appropriate too.

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How 'bout shrimp cakes or shrimp beignets? They probably won't taste great, but frying always makes things taste good.

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If they are not "bad or tainted", then I would consider putting them in a "quick gumbo".

I'd make the roux with the "Trinity". Then use a good andouille or garlic sausage after the Trinity is ready along with some chicken stock. Add the shrimp at the last minute and plate with file.

Also, you could consider a "quick" shrimp etouffee. Make the roux with "brown" butter rather than oil.

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As above...but give them a good squeeze in a towel like wringing out spinache. Cooked and frozen shrimp seem to turn into sponges to me. Try grinding them up with water chestnuts etc for shrimp toast or dumplings

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How 'bout shrimp cakes or shrimp beignets?  They probably won't taste great, but frying always makes things taste good.

Again assuming that they are not off taste wise but are just not that flavorful shrimp cakes would be a way to add some flavor. Pulse in the food processor. You could use some scallop puree as a binder as well as bread crumbs.

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