Shrimp Sizing 101

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Shrimp sizing can seem confusing: there are all these numbers . . . and what does jumbo actually mean? Here’s the lowdown.

Shrimp are sized using two numbers separated by a slash, something like 41/50 or 21/25. These numbers represent how many shrimp make a pound. So If you’ve got a 1-lb bag of “41/50 shrimp,” there should be  41 to 50 shrimp in that bag. Below is a handy reference chart for names, counts, and average weights.

Be sure to adjust your cook times accordingly, small shrimp cook almost instantly, and super colossal shrimp take their time.

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