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    IQF Shrimp

    Does anyone know if I can vacuum seal IQF shrimp? I received a large quantity of them in a big plastic bag that was tied shut and I'd like to preserve them in smaller meal portions for my wife and I, but I'm not sure this will work. I don't want to leave them in the large bulk bag for fear of freezer burn by the time they are used up. Any ideas?

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    Sure, with Individual quick frozen shrimp they are brought down to well Below -0 temps. Your normal freezer may or may not get down to 0. so it would be a good idea. I have done this with shrimp and quick frozen cod Filets.

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    Vacuum packing will certainly help but keeping them in a deep freezer that is NOT frost free at 0 degrees will be even better.

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    If the have the tails on (or heads) they tend to puncture the vacuum bags, so its not really worth the effort.
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    Good advice CarlF. Never thought of that.
    Now another problem. I have a friend wanting me to bring him about 15lbs of fresh shrimp when I travel to Northern Wisconsin this summer. It usually takes me a two day drive and my fish stay closed in the cooler and still frozen when I get there. However, this will be a three day adventure and I'm wondering how to best keep the shrimp. Should I try and freeze them or keep adding ice and draining the water when I stop for the night. Will Shrimp keep on fresh ice for three days. Any ideas?

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    Todd, Might get some helpful info from Joe Patty's . I'm pretty sure they could tell you the best way to pack the shrimp for travel .

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