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Whole Dried Shrimp

Whole Dried Shrimp contains nothing more than whole, dried shrimp – free from artificial additives but rich in flavor. It is used in many African countries like Nigeria and Ghana when preparing many dishes involving vegetables, typically cooked in oil with vegetables like spinach, pepper and tomato sauce.

Preparation and use

Dried shrimp is an important ingredient in authentic Cajun gumbo. Not only does it add a little protein, but dried shrimp also give gumbo an intense salty flavor that complements traditional Cajun spices. To reconstitute your dried shrimp, simply soak them in warm water for 10 minutes then drain and use in your favorite Cajun-style recipes. Dried shrimp can also be enjoyed as a snack or sprinkled over your favorite salad as a crunchy treat. If you are in a pinch, Fiesta Brand Louisiana Shrimp can also be used in Asian-style recipes such as noodle soups and Pad Thai.

Recipes, meals, and how this is usually eaten

  • Shrimp stew
  • Shrimp soup
  • Shrimp salad

History, social and cultural relevance

Dried shrimp are shrimp that have been sun-dried and shrunk to a thumbnail size. They are used in many East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian cuisines, imparting a unique umami taste. A handful of shrimp is generally used for dishes. The flavors of this ingredient are released when allowed to simmer.

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