30 Pounds of Shrimp

Chad and Nicole and Addie arrived yesterday evening.  I was so happy to see them but wasn’t really happy to see that Chad had gone down to the coast in Louisiana and bought 30 pounds of shrimp . . with the heads still on.


Chad and I sat out on the porch and headed them all.

Heading Shrimp

Then I put them all in bags and they’re in the freezer.  That was a chore!


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    Yay! They’re there!! 🙂 Heading all that shrimp gave you two some great quality time together! Enjoy every minute, but I don’t have to tell you that!!

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    Wow, that brings back memories. Dad would go shrimping at least once a year and usually bring home hundreds of pounds of shrimp. We would sit in the backyard and dehead until my fingers were raw. Mom was scuttling between the back yard and the kitchen where she was putting them up to freeze. It was a fun family time.

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    Stephani in N. TX says

    Judy, you are funnier than the comics and way better than letters to the editor, from shrimp heads, knitting and NOT knitting, baby baths and maple wagon wheels. Keep up the good work!

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    Judy H says

    Hey, if you don’t want them….I know of some people near you who would gladly take them off your hands!
    My whole family LOVES shrimp! Did you save the heads to make a broth? I freeze the heads in a freezer bag, then tie them in cheesecloth to make a broth – it is good for soup, gumbo or etouffee. – anything you want to infuse with a little shrimpy flavor.
    Enjoy your gift! I wish somebody would bring me 30 lbs of shrimp! 🙂

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    Carol says

    Have no idea how that is done….looks like you are holding a string of some sort?? Strange!

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    AngieG9 says

    That’s what you call a gift with a header. Now that they’re all ready to cook, I’ll trade you a quart of burgoo for a quart of shrimp. It was nice of Chad to help you clean the shrimp though, after hauling it all up there.

    BTW, I had dinner at the Moonlite tonight. It’s a good thing I’ve learned to eat dessert first, because I got too full to eat everything else on my plate. 🙂

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    Donna F says

    Do you have any good recipes for shrimp creole?I LOVE it!! I can’t wait til we move to Dallas! Hubby got transferred so we too will be making trips to LA for shrimp hopefully soon.

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    Pat in Wisconsin says

    Memories! As a young bride living in Louisiana, I bought a few pounds of shrimp right off the boat. Sat down with betty crocker and started cleaning. Slow, but did okay until I came to “remove sand vein.” Counldn’t figure that one out. An hour and a half later, I had one shrimp fully cleaned. Frustration led the shrimp to the garbage can.