How is it that we live in such a seafood rich environment and most people are ignorant on how to buy shrimp and know when they are getting ripped off.
Today I was in a fairly reputable seafood store in New Orleans and they were selling what they claimed to 26/30 shrimp for $4.60/lb, only problem is they were more like 40-50's. Then they had some 15-20's, which in actuality were 20-30's for $5.40/lb. On top of that the heads on some of them were pink and looked like something I would use for bait. People were still buying them hand over fist.
This isn't isolated either, as I see this in seafood places alot. The absolute best place to buy is directly from the boat or dock, you're guaranteed fresh product and the costs are typically half of what you find in stores.
This post was edited on 2/15 at 6:50 pm