Freeze-Dried Shrimp -White Small 71/90
One bag contains 4 ounces of freeze-dried shrimp, which is the equivalent of 32 ounces of fresh shrimp.
Each Resealable Mylar bag has an oxygen and moisture absorber to ensure the longest shelf life possible.
Cooking freeze-dried shrimp is a simple process that can quickly rehydrate the shrimp and make it ready for consumption. Follow the instructions below to cook freeze-dried shrimp:
- Freeze-dried shrimp
- Seasonings (optional)
- Cooking oil (optional)
1. Prepare the shrimp: If the freeze-dried shrimp comes in larger pieces, you may want to break them into smaller, bite-sized portions for easier cooking.
2. Rehydrate the shrimp:
a. Place the freeze-dried shrimp in a bowl or container.
b. Pour enough water into the bowl to completely submerge the shrimp.
c. Allow the shrimp to soak in the water for about 10-15 minutes or until it becomes plump and tender. The rehydration time may vary depending on the size and thickness of the shrimp.
3. Drain the excess water: After the shrimp has rehydrated, carefully pour out the excess water from the bowl. You can use a strainer or colander to make sure all the water is drained.
4. Optional: Season the shrimp. If desired, you can add seasonings such as salt, pepper, garlic powder, or any other spices to enhance the flavor of the shrimp. Toss the shrimp gently to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed.
5. Cooking options:
a. Stovetop cooking:
i. Heat a small amount of cooking oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
ii. Once the oil is hot, add the rehydrated shrimp to the pan.
iii. Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are heated through and slightly browned.
iv. Remove the shrimp from the pan and serve.
b. Oven baking:
i. Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature stated on the packaging or to around 350°F (175°C).
ii. Place the rehydrated shrimp on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased.
iii. Bake the shrimp in the preheated oven for approximately 5-7 minutes or until they are heated through and slightly crispy.
iv. Remove the shrimp from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
6. Serve and enjoy: Once the shrimp is cooked, it is ready to be served. You can enjoy it as a standalone snack, add it to salads, pasta, stir-fries, or any other dish where you would typically use shrimp.
Remember, cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of the shrimp, so it's essential to keep an eye on them while cooking to prevent overcooking. Adjust the seasoning and cooking method according to your preferences and the recipe you plan to use the shrimp in.
Freeze-Dried Shrimp -White Small 71/90
When handling and storing freeze-dried foods, it's important to follow these instructions to maintain their quality and ensure food safety:
1. Read Packaging Instructions: Carefully read and follow any specific instructions provided on the packaging of the freeze-dried food products. Handle uncooked freeze-dried foods the same as fresh raw foods.
2. Properly Seal and Store: After opening the packaging, make sure to reseal it tightly to prevent air and moisture from entering. Properly sealed packaging helps maintain the quality and shelf life of freeze-dried foods. If the original packaging is not resealable, transfer the contents to airtight containers or resealable bags.
3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Store freeze-dried foods in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight, humidity, and heat sources. Exposure to these elements can compromise the quality, texture, and taste of the food. Aim for a storage temperature between 50°F (10°C) and 70°F (21°C).
4. Protect from Moisture: Moisture is the enemy of freeze-dried foods as it can lead to spoilage. Keep the packaging or containers away from areas with high humidity or sources of moisture, such as sinks or steamy environments.
5. Prevent Cross-Contamination: Use clean utensils or washed hands when handling freeze-dried foods to avoid cross-contamination with other ingredients or surfaces. This helps maintain the quality and safety of the freeze-dried products.
6. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Before consuming or using freeze-dried foods, inspect them for any signs of spoilage. Discard the product if you notice off-odors, unusual colors, or mold growth. If the packaging is damaged or compromised, it's best to err on the side of caution and not consume the product.
7. Rotate and Use Before Expiration: Freeze-dried foods have a long shelf life, but it's advisable to consume them before the expiration date mentioned on the packaging for the best quality. Practice proper first-in, first-out (FIFO) rotation to ensure older products are used before newer ones.
By following these handling and storage instructions, you can maintain the quality, flavor, and nutritional value of your freeze-dried foods for an extended period, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.