Aug 18, 2011 at 9:33 am #1278222
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.
thanksAug 18, 2011 at 9:54 am #1770706
These are meant to be eaten after a good soaking as they are salty.Aug 18, 2011 at 9:56 am #1770707
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!Aug 18, 2011 at 10:22 am #1770714
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
ThanksAug 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm #1770765
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.Aug 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm #1770773
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.–Aug 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm #1770845
Can you dehydrate kimchee?
I love that stuff!!!Aug 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm #1770851
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.–Aug 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm #1770907
guess we will be drying our own. I am not eating shells and their intestines…yuck
got to say I like spicy beef kimcheeAug 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm #1770912
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.Aug 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm #1770971
@tarasbulbaLocale: Rocky Mountains
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.Aug 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm #1770992
Might be a long drive to pick them up. I put them in hot and spicy noodle bowls.Aug 19, 2011 at 8:56 am #1771079
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 :(Aug 19, 2011 at 11:07 am #1771113
The oven will work as well :-)Aug 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm #1771186
to darn hot to turn the oven on..lolAug 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm #1771192
Bob — I gotta ask. Were you stationed in Korea at some point?Aug 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm #1771194
Yeah, I think that turned a lot of us off to kimchee. It was the smell rather than the flavor.
–B.G.–Aug 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm #1771236
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!!!Aug 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm #1771243
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…Aug 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm #1771244
@socalpackerLocale: Southern California
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!Aug 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm #1771298
@worthLocale: Wind River Range
I purchased a #10 can this past spring from Emergency Essentials. If you catch the sales you can save quite a bit of money. Unfortunately, they are apparently out of stock.
I highly recommend the sausage crumbles.Aug 21, 2011 at 9:52 pm #1771806
"Bob, I'm with you on the eradication of kimchee."
I don't think that I was traumatized by the horrors of war. It was more the kimchi that left me emotionally scarred for life.
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