Select high quality, fresh shrimp for freezing. Shrimp can be frozen cooked or raw, in or out of the shell. For maximum storage life and quality, freeze shrimp raw, with heads removed but shells still on. Be sure to wash and drain the shrimp if frozen raw.
Quickly chill shrimp cooked before freezing. Package in freezer containers or bags, leaving ¼-inch headspace; seal and freeze.
Recommended freezer shelf life: 3 to 6 months
This document was extracted from: (1)"So Easy to Preserve", 5th ed. 2006. Bulletin 989, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens. Revised by Elizabeth L. Andress. Ph.D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D., Extension Foods Specialists. (2) “The Food Keeper.” Food Marketing Institute and Cornell University. March 1996.