A new market upened here recently and they run a lot of great specials. Yesterday I purchased some 4-6 count giant shrimp from Thailand. I feel sure they were previously frozen, they were headed and deveined, and passed the smell test. They look more like small lobster tails than jumbo shrimp. While I won't have a problem coming up with some way to fix them (suggestions welcome), I do have some shrimp questions. We have a wonderful source for shrimp in season, and I usually get a call from a local shrimper when he scores some of the jumbo white shrimp. I have a pretty good supply in my freezer right now that are 9-12 count shrimp. I head them and freeze them in water. A fair numbert of recipes I have seen lately use head-on shrimp. Can you, or should you, freeze really fresh shrimp with the head on? The Gulf shrimpers flash freeze a lot of their catch today, and they are excellent quality. They are always headed. I am aware that when buying fresh shrimp that the head is one of the surest way to determine if shrimp is really fresh. I don't recall ever seeing head on shrimp frozen that are sold commercially. While I have had head-on shrimp at some fine dining restaurants, is it always fresh shrimp? Just curious.