Frozen Shrimp: To Use or Not to Use?


[Michele Humes]

The best seafood is nearly always the freshest seafood. And the best shrimp are the freshest shrimp—right?

Jessica at Food Mayhem disagrees, citing five reasons that frozen shrimp are actually better. Her argument? Frozen shrimp are:

  • Of a higher quality—since nearly all American shrimp are frozen and then defrosted, frozen shrimp haven't yet gone through their final thaw
  • Much cheaper
  • Able to last far longer
  • Available to purchase in bulk
  • Clearly labeled with their origin, size, and weight

What do you think? Are you partial to fresh or frozen shrimp?