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Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Georgia Coast & Okefenokee

By Richard J. Lenz

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Georgia Shrimp

Available in coastal supermarkets and roadside fish markets, Georgia shrimp are appreciated by many seafood aficionados. Georgia’s rich marshlands and estuaries are relatively unpolluted and so full of shrimp “food” that they produce more tender, sweeter, meaty shrimp, considered by many to be the best in the world. Gulf shrimp tend to have more iodine flavor compared with “sweet Georgia shrimp.” Also, Georgia shrimpers fish close to the shore, so it is possible to buy shrimp in local stores that were caught 24 hours earlier and have not been frozen, unlike the vast majority of foreign shrimp sold in grocery stores around the state. Because they are fresh, they are more perishable and usually cost more per pound than the frozen shrimp found in stores.

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