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Best to Buy

Look for fresh shrimp that smells like the sea, with no hint of ammonia.

Prep & Store

Wash shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. Refrigerate on ice and cook the same day.

Tasty Tip

The secret to perfect shrimp is to cook them at the last minute, just until they are opaque in the center. Serve them hot.

Nutrition Notes

Shrimp is an excellent source of selenium and vitamin B12.

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