To make the shrimp dish I blogged about yesterday I purchased TJ's Jumbo Fresh Water Uncooked Shrimp from the frozen foods aisle. What a find, especially at $7.99 for a bag (1 pound). They are farm raised and deveined, and still have their shells on, though they are extremely easy to peel off. They're huge and don't really shrink during the cooking process. We cooked them with the shell on for the linguine dish. They cooked up so nicely and had amazing flavor. I thought they tasted better than the previously frozen shrimp that I purchased at Whole Foods a few weeks ago. They are nice to have in the freezer for a quick meal.
A lot of people might be turned off by having to use their hands to peel off the shell while eating a nice pasta meal but we thought it was a lot of fun and made the experience that much more enjoyable.