What makes for a "good" shrimp?

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  1. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    What exactly is a “real” shrimper? I guess you think every shrimper is a diseased meth head and/or alcoholic.. many of them are, but it’s no worse than in construction. Plenty of hard-working sober shrimpers out there working at an honest living. I haven’t been on a shrimp boat in 20 years, but I know folks still doing it. Whatever pre-conceived stereotype of what you think is a “real” shrimper is not true.
     
  2. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    You took that as dis respect... I took it as acknowledgment of a hard, tough job.
     
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  3. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Those cook up nice in butter!
     
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    We've seen Forrest Gump.
     
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    We usually load up on shrimp while we are at the coast here in NC. Got lucky last summer and came across some while we were old drum fishing in the sound. Couple of throws in the cast net gave us a legal limit for the boat. Spent the rest of the day cutting off heads and drinking beer in between the drum bites.
     
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  6. H20DAD

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    Actually they have a chemical that causes a bitter tasting compound to form when mixed with butter. Better to put some lime or lemon juice on them. They are naturally sweet.

    Another fun tip freeze them before cooking it makes the meat more tender.

    The real pros down here throw them in the fridge for a week to age and then into the freezer.

    Tails in the freezer with no bagging are good for years with no freezer burn or decrease in flavor.
     
  7. TheDuckSlayer

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    I know everything they is to know about da shrimpin bidness.
     
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  8. TheDuckSlayer

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    some poor hand from Ohio is gonna think you’re serious.
     
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  9. H20DAD

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    You are one sensitive southern belle.

    My grandfather was a house painter. He retired in the early 80s very well off. He would tell you that most house painters were drunks if he were still alive.
     
  10. TheDuckSlayer

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    Lol

    That is actually a fact. Every painter I’ve ever known drank all day every day, usually Budweiser. My theory is that drinking while painting is necessary to take the edge off the boring monotonous job
     
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