Dried Shrimp
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Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 10:33:28 MDT Print View

anyone know where I can buy some dried shrimp that have been taken out of the shell, deveined and cleaned. We found one International Market that sells them but they are still shelled and haven't be cleaned. Not something I would like to do while on the trail.

thanks

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 10:54:55 MDT Print View

http://importfood.com/spds0401.html

These are meant to be eaten after a good soaking as they are salty.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 10:56:31 MDT Print View

I should add that these are the tiny ones you see in Thai food as a garnish on meals. They are meant to be eaten whole or ground up.

If what you are looking for is tiny freeze-dried shrimp like you see in Ramen cups....keep looking on that - you can dry the canned tiny shrimp though!

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
Re: Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 11:22:38 MDT Print View

Sarah,

I knew you would respond to this :)

We want to use them in pasta and other meals. We thought the dried ones would be a lot lighter to carry than a can of shrimp.

wish i could find the foil packs of shrimp, clams and oysters again.

I just looked at your link and the shrimp looks like they are still in the shell which means they haven't been cleaned.

Not sure why I didn't think of drying them

Thanks

Edited by Ewker on 08/18/2011 11:25:55 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 13:32:16 MDT Print View

Try the canned ones dried! I have done it before :-)

PS: As for the Asian ones...they eat the whole thing. Not my cup of tea but wow, when I worked for the importer we sold a LOT of them - and even to hikers. I couldn't get past the smell....lol! It was up there with pickled radish.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 13:52:40 MDT Print View

Mountain House used to sell freeze-dried shrimp in a #2-1/2 size can, and that was great for group meals. Plus, there wasn't any serious smell until they were rehydrated.

Of course you need a little kimchee to go with that. Not.

--B.G.--

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Kimchee on 08/18/2011 16:35:27 MDT Print View

Hmmmm....

Can you dehydrate kimchee?

I love that stuff!!!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Kimchee on 08/18/2011 16:52:18 MDT Print View

Stephen, I suspect that you could dehydrate kimchee, but that is a little beside the point. Kimchee is supposed to be pickled such that it does not require any further preservation, so the only thing that dehydration could do would be to reduce the weight.

Personally, I think that kimchee should be eradicated worldwide, but that is just my personal preference.

--B.G.--

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
Re: Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 18:53:04 MDT Print View

guess we will be drying our own. I am not eating shells and their intestines...yuck


got to say I like spicy beef kimchee

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Kimchee on 08/18/2011 19:01:25 MDT Print View

Kimchee....it only gets better with age ;-) Had a friend whose Mom was 1st Gen. Korean and she just left crocks of it out on the table. That stuff was NEVER cold. We Americans are very obsessed with stuff being cold.

Monty Montana
(TarasBulba) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/18/2011 21:17:45 MDT Print View

Eddy, I bought a bag of frozen, cooked and ready to eat shrimp and dehydrated it for use in FBC. Worked out real well! BePrepared.com sometimes has freeze-dried shrimp but are currently out because Mountain House, their supplier, has a huge backlog on orders (the tea baggers bought everything up) and has temporarily stopped taking new orders for now.

Roy Staggs
(onepaddlejunkie) - F

Locale: SEC
WalMart in Louisiana on 08/18/2011 22:59:15 MDT Print View

Might be a long drive to pick them up. I put them in hot and spicy noodle bowls.

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
Re: Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/19/2011 09:56:19 MDT Print View

we are going to a different International market tomorrow to see if they carry any dried shrimp.

If not we will dehydrate some. We are waiting on new dehydrater to come in since my old one died :(

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/19/2011 12:07:43 MDT Print View

The oven will work as well :-)

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
Re: Re: Re: Re: Dried Shrimp on 08/19/2011 14:50:33 MDT Print View

to darn hot to turn the oven on..lol

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Kimchee on 08/19/2011 14:59:02 MDT Print View

Bob -- I gotta ask. Were you stationed in Korea at some point?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Kimchee on 08/19/2011 15:04:41 MDT Print View

Yeah, I think that turned a lot of us off to kimchee. It was the smell rather than the flavor.

--B.G.--

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Love kimchi! on 08/19/2011 18:35:36 MDT Print View

My wife and I (both distinctly non-Asian) love kimchi! There is a large Korean population in the area, and my wife has learned ot make some very tasty kimchi herself.

I love the look of shock when a Korean realizes that we actually like kimchi!!!

BER ---
(BER) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Kimchee on 08/19/2011 19:31:38 MDT Print View

Koran ex-wife. Love me some kimchee!
Dehydrated kimchee would be nice with my kalbi spiced jerky!
Think that is one experiment in dehydrating I will run outside...

Edited by BER on 08/19/2011 19:40:35 MDT.

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: "Dried Shrimp" on 08/19/2011 19:40:59 MDT Print View

I was in the Navy and stopped in Korea. The smell was what turned me off.

Bob, I'm with you on the eradication of kimchee. OMG!

Edited by socalpacker on 08/19/2011 19:42:51 MDT.