Another fabulous foodie item that was in my President’s Choice Mystery Bag was their PC Cooked Peeled Responsibly Farmed Jumbo Pacific White Shrimp.
Thawing Method #1
I tried the thaw-overnight method so I could make one of my favourite dishes for lunch the next day.
Taste Test #1
My spicy noodles! I did not want them to be over cooked so I tossed them in the hot noodles and they were fantastic. Great texture and flavour.
Thawing Method #2
The bag directs us to remove shrimp from the bag and place in colander under cold running water, stirring carefully to ensure even thawing. Then let drain for 2 minutes.
Mine were still pretty darn frozen. I had to put them under the water again to get them thawed.
Taste Test #2
I think the real test for this kind of product is to have the shrimp straight up with seafood cocktail… Old school!
Beautiful. The shrimp are perfectly clean, flavour is great and the texture is firm, not tough. I actually found it hard to believe these were frozen shrimp.
Now some people are just not going to like that these shrimp are farm-raised despite being certified to the ASC’s standard for responsibly farmed seafood. Me? I care about quality of product.
The one thing I do not like is I just noticed they sent me a package that expired on December 27, 2016! Not happy about that.
Overall, these shrimp were delicious and a treat. Sadly I do not know how much they cost in the store so giving them a rating is a tad challenging. If they are a lot more expensive than other shrimp, I would say do not spend the extra money. If they are cheaper, I say, go for it.
For flavour, I give PC Cooked Peeled Responsibly Farmed Jumbo Pacific White Shrimp four out of five wooden spoons. When it comes to getting me safe seafood, kind of a FAIL!
Please note that since writing this post PC has written and called me to apologize for sending the post-expiration date shrimp! It is the first time this has ever happened, for both of us.