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Old 02-26-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Seriously, the serving is "4 ounces" what the heck does 4 ounces of frozen shrimp look like? I don't have a food scale. Anyone have any idea?
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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What size are the shrimp? Shrimp are usually graded by the number of shrimp per pound...so, for example, shrimp labeled "21-30" come approximately 21-30 shrimp to a pound.

Let's say you had 21-30 shrimp. 4 oz is 1/4 of a lb, so you could get 4 oz of shrimp by counting out 6 or so of the shrimp. If you had 40 count shrimp, 10 shrimp would be a 4 oz serving.
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I highly highly recommend a food scale if you are counting calories. I bought an inexpensive one at target and I love it.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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I get the bag of large frozen shrimp. 15 is a serving. I eat shrimp at least 2 times a week. I try to make up a stirfry with it and frozen veggies really hits the spot with a few calories. I end up with a huge plate of food and only 110 calories.
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Thanks girlies! I have been thinking of getting a food scale but keep forgetting when I am near a store. I don't pass any stores between work and home. I'll make it a point to do it!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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ITA about the scale. I found a cheapie one at Bed & Bath. I used my coupon and got it for under $10, I think.

I'm thinking of getting a new one that has the display on the side so you don't have to look under whatever you are using to hold the food.

As far as weight, find something at home that weighs a certain number of ounces. You'll just have to kinda feel for the same weight or count them out.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:00 PM   #7
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Pampered Chef makes a nice, easy to read scale that weighs in both pounds/ounces and kgs. Of course, I can't say it was cheap.

I love shrimp, and love that it's low calorie besides!
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:05 PM   #8
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This makes me sad...
On my honeymoon I found out that I am highly allergic to shrimp.. It sucks... I only tried one piece of my husband's shrimp platter, and ended up in the hospital for the night!

So maybe you could eat an extra piece- and think of me!!

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Old 02-27-2008, 06:59 AM   #9
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I miss really fresh shrimp. Seems like no one does shrimping here. you buy it on the roadside in Maine, so fresh its still moving. 4 oz fills the palm of my hand with one layer of meat. you can add a couple for the weight of the shells probably.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:59 AM   #10
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I use a scale more often than I do measuring cups or spoons. It bugs me to use a measuring device because it is another dirty dish, and I dont want to eat out of a measuring cup! Plus I find a scale so much more accurate. I tried the pasta thing (cup of cooked pasta = 2 oz) Well. If I make 4oz dry wt spaghetti for my entire family, we have leftovers, if I make 4 oz dry wt rotini I usually have to make more. They do not pack in to a cup the same
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