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When you are purchasing shrimp, remember:
*Consume fresh shrimp within 24 hours
*Shrimp should contain a very mild scent and be firm in texture
*Shrimp that are on the verge of spoiling will have the aroma of ammonia *Fresh shrimp will have a translucent look to its flesh; shrimp that has been frozen and de-frosted will have an opaque look