What are Shrimp?
Shrimp, also known as prawns in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and some other countries, are a popular seafood protein. These decapods are crustaceans within the class Malacostraca; there are about 2,000 different species worldwide. On average a 3-once portion of shrimp has about 70 calories, 15 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of fat. Shrimp are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamin B6. A shrimp’s nutrition can depend on how it lived and what it ate.
Shrimp Cooking Guide
Shrimp can be prepared in a vast range of ways, including baking, grilling, barbecuing, frying, and boiling. Some top recipes are Shrimp Scampi, Garlic Butter Shrimp, and Shrimp Alfredo. For safe consumption, it’s recommended to cook shrimp to an internal temperature of 145° F.
|Shrimp Cut||Method||Cook Temp||Avg Time||Finish Temp|
|Tails||Sear||Med-High||7-8 mins||120 °F|
|Tails||Oven||400 °F||8-10 mins||120 °F|
|Burger||Sear||Med-High||6-7 mins||145 °F|
Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked shrimp, always check color and texture regularly. Before cooking we suggest reading our how to thaw shrimp guide.
Fair Trade Certified and 100% Traceable
Every fishing trip and catch is tracked and recorded making Del Pacifico’s wild-caught blue shrimp 100% traceable. Each package of the shrimp is equipped with a scannable QR code so customers can find out when and where their shrimp was caught. Del Pacifico became the first shrimp company in the world to receive fair trade certification for their wild blue shrimp, 5% of the wholesale price goes back to the community to invest in their greatest needs, after meeting all requirements relating to labor, trade and responsible environmental practices.
USDA recommends shrimp be cooked until flesh is pearly or white, and opaque , which typically is an internal temperature of 120 ºF to 145 ºF.
Crowd Cow sources products from producers who follow strict guidelines when it comes to the sustainability practices and the quality of the product. We look for products that are clean, from stocks that are healthy and well managed. Sourcing shrimp that is free from chemical treatments and antibiotics.
Our shrimp products from Del Pacifico Seafood will be fully traceable and customers will find a code on the back of their packages to trace it to the community they are helping. Shrimp from Paul Piazza is traceable to Louisiana and Texas, but not to specific boats.
Yes. All of our producers catch shrimp under sustainable guidelines in order to maintain the long term health of the species they are catching.
They do not. Del Pacifico shrimp burgers contain no added sugar or gluten.
Shrimp come in a variety of sizes and are measured by the number of shrimp per pound, ranging anywhere between U-10 (extra colossal) to 61/70 (extra small). The larger the count, the smaller the shrimp. The “U” in the count means there are under that number of shrimp in a pound, while the slash between numbers denotes a range of shrimp in a pound. Our super colossal Wild Mexican Blue Shrimp, for example, are U/12 — meaning you’ll find under 12 shrimp per pound. Our jumbo Shrimp, on the other hand, are 21/25 — so you’ll find between 21 to 25 shrimp per pound. The shrimp from Paul Piazza that we call medium are 41/50 sized. This standardization is indicative of shrimp sizing for most vendors and is an important measure when thinking about cooking time and serving sizes!
Yes, shrimp in all of our products is chemical free, and has not been treated with any artificial preservatives, antibiotics or sulfites.
None of our shrimp products are cooked. All products are raw.
We have both products available. Our Super Colossal and Jumbo shrimp from Del Pacifico are "E-Z"peel, which means they have been headed and deveined, but the shell is still on for easy peeling if it is not desired. Our Medium Gulf Shrimp from Paul Piazza is completely shelled and cleaned - ready for quick use.
The Jumbo and U12 size of Wild Blue Mexican Shrimp are the best for throwing on the grill. We also highly recommend the Shrimp Burgers.
Our Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp from Paul Piazza is the perfect bite-sized shrimp for all your soup and pasta needs.