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How to freeze shrimp?

Posted On: Jun 1, 2021

Categories: Tips and recommendations

How to freeze shrimp?

For whole shrimp (with head and shell on), the first step we recommend is removing the heads but leave the shells on, then place the shrimp in a food safe and freeze resistant containers and cover with cold water.

Do not fill up the container, leave headspace for the water to expand when frozen.
You can use zip bags for peeled and deveined shrimp.
Try to freeze small amount of shrimp, if you would like to freeze more than 5 pounds of shrimp use as many containers as you need. Freezing in 5 pound portions is a good way to store shrimp.

For best quality, freeze at 0 °F / -17.8 °C or less.