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Cooking Guide: Canadian Cold Water Shrimp - PrimeFish Seafood Co.

Cooking Guide: Canadian Cold Water Shrimp

Discover the exquisite taste and versatility of Canadian Cold Water Shrimp, a sustainable and flavorful choice from the icy North Atlantic. These shrimp, known for their sweetness and firm texture, lend themselves beautifully to a variety of dishes. Below, find our featured Creamy Cold Water Canadian Shrimp Salad recipe, along with additional suggestions for incorporating these delightful shrimp into your cooking repertoire.

Featured Recipe: Creamy Cold Water Canadian Shrimp Salad


  • 1 lb (450g) Canadian Cold Water Shrimp, thawed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning


  1. Prepare the Dressing: Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, dill, Old Bay (if using), salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Combine Ingredients: Fold in the shrimp, celery, and onion until well coated with the dressing.
  3. Chill: Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Serve: Enjoy on lettuce, with avocado, or in croissants.

This salad exemplifies the unique taste of Canadian Cold Water Shrimp, making it an ideal showcase dish.

Other Culinary Uses for Canadian Cold Water Shrimp

In Pastas

Toss thawed shrimp into your favorite pasta dishes. They pair wonderfully with creamy sauces or light olive oil-based dressings, adding a sweet, seafood flavor that enhances the overall dish.


Create seafood tacos by combining shrimp with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and diced vegetables. Serve in a soft tortilla for a quick and flavorful meal.

Chilled with Cocktail Sauce

Serve these shrimp chilled with a classic cocktail sauce for a simple yet elegant appetizer. Their sweet flavor contrasts perfectly with the tangy sauce, offering a refreshing bite.


Add shrimp to stir-fries in the last few minutes of cooking. Their quick cook time and sweet flavor make them a perfect addition to vibrant vegetables and savory sauces.


Incorporate shrimp into a creamy risotto for a luxurious dish. Their texture and sweetness add depth to the rich, comforting flavors of the risotto.

As a Pizza Topping

Use shrimp as a gourmet pizza topping. Pair with ingredients like pesto, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes for a delightful flavor combination.

Canadian Cold Water Shrimp are not only a testament to the quality and sustainability of North Atlantic seafood but also a versatile ingredient that can elevate any meal. While our Creamy Cold Water Canadian Shrimp Salad is a standout recipe that beautifully showcases these shrimp, don't hesitate to experiment with them across a wide range of dishes, from tacos and pastas to chilled appetizers and hearty mains. Enjoy exploring the culinary delights that these exceptional shrimp have to offer.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 4 oz (113g), Calories: 90, Total Fat: 1g (1% DV), Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 115mg (38% DV), Sodium: 330mg (14% DV), Total Carbohydrates: 0g (0% DV), Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars: 0g, Protein: 20g, Vitamin D: 0mcg (0% DV), Calcium: 60mg (5% DV), Iron: 0.4mg (2% DV), Potassium: 90mg (2% DV).

Canadian Cold Water Shrimp are not only a delight to the palate but also a wholesome choice, rich in high-quality protein and low in fat, without any added chemicals or preservatives. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for heart and brain health, and provide essential minerals and vitamins to support overall wellness.

Please review our Seafood Safety Guidelines 

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