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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2019 11:51 pm
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Nice sunny drive down to Empalme today. Bought 4 kg of magnificent heads-on, wild blue fresh shrimp - 180 p/kg. Everybody says you're wasting $ buying heads-on - I say no because I get liters of shrimp broth - makes magnificent bouillabaisse. And I get huge shrimp. Hate peeling and cleaning them, fewer the better.  These shrimp were monsters - 6 per pound, extra colossal. Weighed them, and with and without. The heads were 34%, tails were 66%. 


Info - Shrimp "size ratings are usually extra small, small, medium, medium large, large, extra large, jumbo, extra jumbo, colossal and extra colossal. The largest shrimp size you will find is extra colossal. The extra colossal shrimp have an average of five shrimp per pound. The colossal size comes next in line for the largest sized shrimp. Colossal shrimp have approximately 9 to 14 shrimp per pound. Extra jumbo sized shrimp come in next at an average of 18 shrimp per pound. Jumbo size follows at around 23 per pound."


So, when the guy on the corner is selling "grande" - he isn't.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2019 03:53 am
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Who'd you go with? Claudia or one of the other vendors?

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In the 70's i visited rocky point a few times a year. They had Monster shrimp for sale. The size of the todays Langanstino 3 to 4 per Lb. One of my buddys didn't like them. He said that he enjoyed the process of peal and eat.  

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post #1 is the exact description of shrimp, and their classifications, one finds on the internet. Unfortunately the venders here, are unaware of these definitive descriptions, and that includes Claudia, who I always buy from.

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Hook - it was a lady. 2nd one from the road.

So Jimmy, peal and eat, huh! is your friend referring to shrimp or ladies? Personally I prefer less peel, more eat, shrimp of course !!

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Watch out for the crook on the corner next to the insurance guy. He says it's all fresh but I know better. He will tell you what you want to hear. He sells ice.

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Great to hear roadside vendors are still in business in Empalme! It has been years since I've been to San Carlos and the area, and the one time I drove over to Empalme to buy shrimp from roadside hawkers I remember the enthusiastic lady vendor that tried slipping in a couple of ice cubes in with the shrimp as she weighed them! God bless her!! Lol I really miss the old days at the Shangri-la!

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Where in Empalme?

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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2019 11:36 pm
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Best to look it up on G maps. It's due east of Guaymas maybe 10 km from downtown Gym. Can get there either going thru Gym or take the Gym bypass. Cross the lagoon either way.

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