Value-added shrimp products (Third part)

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Today’s global market respects the needs and demands of consumers more than before. Therefore, the producers should always increase the variety of their products along with the quality. Today’s consumer is no longer forced to choose between this and that. The wide variety of food products allows the consumer to choose the product according to his taste among many options.

Nowadays, due to the busy days, people do not have enough time for cooking and they prefer to use processed products. Finished or semi-finished products are taking precedence over raw products and they are quickly entering the food basket of the people of the world. The marine products market is not exempt from this rule. In the past, some people did not have much desire to use aquatic products due to the difficulty in preparing and cooking or the unpleasant smell of aquatic products. But currently, value-added products have solved these problems. Who says no to a ready-made nutritious product? Consider the flavorful baked shrimp. All you have to do is to defrost and heat it in the microwave for a few minutes and enjoy. Just like that!

Would you like to know some value-added shrimp products in the world market? So stay with us until the end of the article.

1. Shrimp Sushi

Sushi is a Japanese food made from rice and seafood. Today, the popularity of this food is not limited to Japan or East Asia, but people all over the world are its fans. There are different types of sushi and it is prepared and served according to people’s taste in different regions. Shrimp sushi is one of the value-added shrimp products in processing factories. The ingredients of this product are shrimp, rice, seaweed, onion, cucumber and Japanese mayonnaise. After preparing the materials and wrapping them in seaweed, they freeze it and offer it in various packages. This product is very popular in the American market.

2. Shrimp Curry

Shrimp curry is a type of shrimp product that is mostly prepared in countries such as India and Indonesia. The method of processing is as follows: first, peeled shrimp are fried in onion, garlic, ginger, pepper, turmeric, cumin, and coriander, then tomato puree is added. At the end, coconut milk is added. And finally, the product is offered to the market after packaging and freezing.

3. Shrimp Pickle

Shrimp Pickle is a delicious product that is used as a seasoning. To prepare it, peeled shrimp are flavored. Then the shrimp are fried in oil for about two minutes. Cumin, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, pepper and mustard are fried separately. At the end, the shrimp are added to these ingredients until it is cooked. To increase the shelf life of this product, preservatives are also added. You can store this product in the freezer for up to one year.

4. Skewered Shrimp

The variety of shrimp products is not complete! Skewered shrimp is another product that can be prepared quickly.

To prepare this product, after cleaning and flavoring the shrimp with lemon, garlic, and pepper (or any other spicy flavor), they are put on special skewers. Then, they are packaged and frozen. In serving time, it is only needed to grill it for a few minutes. This product is used both as an appetizer and as a main dish.

5. Stretched Shrimp (Nobashi)

Stretched shrimp is popular in Japanese cooking. This product can be a unique experience for consumers of marine products. To prepare it, the peeled shrimp are pressed into the cutting board and a little bit of the meat is cut. In processing time, it is shaped. Finally, they smooth out the remaining bends. Some of the processing factories offer the formed shrimp in different flavors. One of the advantages of this product is that it does not shrink during cooking.

6. AFD shrimp/AFD powder

AFD (Accelerated Freeze-Dried) is one of the methods in product processing. It is used for products that need to preserve taste and nutritional value. Some producers of marine products use this method to freeze shrimp. The shrimp are dehydrated and frozen by using a special technology. This product has high quality, high nutritional value and a good taste.

Shrimp powder is another product prepared by this method. Shrimp powder is used as a seasoning in salad, noodles or soup.

7. Blanched or Cooked Shrimp

Cooked shrimp is another type of value-added product. To prepare it: first, the shrimp are boiled in water for five to ten minutes until their color becomes pink. Next, they are put in ice water for a few minutes. Then, they are frozen and packed. This product can be used after defrosting. Ease of use is considered the most important advantage of this product.

8. Cooked Salad Shrimp

Cooked salad shrimp is a ready product. In the preparation of this product, medium shrimp are cooked and frozen after cleaning. The consumer can use this product hot or cold; moreover, it can be used in soup, pasta, salad or sandwich.

9. Cooked and Peeled Shrimp

This product is a completely ready product. To produce this, shrimp are boiled in water after cleaning. The next stage is freezing and packaging. This product can be eaten alone or in combination with other foods.

10. IQF Tray Pack Shrimp

IQF is a freezing method in which the product is frozen individually and quickly. This method preserves the quality of shrimp and does not change its texture. One of the value-added shrimp products is frozen shrimp trays, where the shrimps are frozen by the IQF method. Then they are packed in rectangular trays and in an organized pattern.

11. IQF Marinated Shrimp

Another popular product in the seafood market is the tasty frozen shrimp. To process it, after cleaning and washing the shrimp, they are put in the seasoning. These ingredients are different depending on the consumers’ taste in each region. Then, they are frozen by the IQF method and offered to the market.

12- IQF Peeled Tail-on Cooked Shrimp

This product is also one of the products made by the IQF method. This product is a ready-to-consume product that is cooked during processing. To consume, it just needs to be defrosted.

13. IQF Head-on /Headless/ Butterfly Cooked or Blanched Shrimp

The products that are frozen with the IQF method have many varieties. Shrimps frozen in this way may be cooked with or without heads. Butterfly shrimp is another product in which the shrimp is filleted and usually cooked by frying.

Seeing this amount of diversity is tempting, isn’t it? What is your choice among these various products?

If you don’t have enough time to cook, you can try fried shrimp. If your preference is to cook with your family at the weekends, we suggest you a tray of frozen shrimp. Do you see? It doesn’t matter what your taste is. At Atlas Meigoo Company, we produce high-quality shrimp suitable for preparing all these various products and we are honored to host your dinners; wherever you are in the world, with any taste and with any lifestyle.

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