Costco must feel that there’s a big opportunity in the shrimp market, because their Kirkland Signature brand sells a lot of different options! I’ve reviewed the Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp, the Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp and the Kirkland Signature Tail On Cooked Shrimp in the past. Today I’m reviewing these Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp. Not only do you get the shrimp themselves, but there’s enough garlic butter in each pack to use it as a sauce for things like pasta.
Other seafood products from Costco include the Olivia Marinated Butterfly Shrimp, Sato Asian Fare Shrimp Wontons, Authentic Asian Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup, SoKusa Shrimp Chips and the P.S.I’s Grande Gourmet Coconut Shrimp.
Location in Store
I bought these in the freezer section at the Kalispell, Montana Costco. I doubt it will be long before I see them in my local Costco in Canada. The item number is 1200200.
I’m not a huge shrimp person, I like to have it occasionally but I really like the flavor of this shrimp! It’s absolutely loaded with flavor coming from the butter and garlic. I find the shrimp salty but not overly-so, just really well seasoned.
If you’re not a huge garlic fan you may want to skip these shrimp as they do have a strong garlic flavor but I find the butter balances it out well. The texture of the shrimp is a bit rubbery and chewy but the flavor kind of overpowered that for me. I think I cooked it a bit too long in the pan.
The box comes with two-pound bags and costs $15.99 USD which isn’t bad for a shrimp product. I counted and there were 20 shrimp in my one bag.
This isn’t wild-caught shrimp, it’s farmed responsibly and is ASC-certified (Aquaculture Stewardship Counsel). The ASC is an independent not-for-profit organization that creates protocols for farming seafood.
There are three cooking methods listed under the directions: saute, bake and microwave. I decided to saute my shrimp which I think is probably the most time and effort-intensive method. I wouldn’t dare try microwaving these as I bet the result would be some extra rubbery, tough shrimp.
The shrimp need to be kept frozen and the best-before date is just under a year from when I purchased them. The box recommends serving the garlic butter shrimp with pasta, which we did and it was the perfect pairing. You don’t need to make a sauce because the garlic butter the shrimp comes in is the sauce.
Even though it suggests serving with pasta there are many different ways you could serve this. Even my 18-month-old daughter enjoyed this shrimp so I think both kids and adults might enjoy it!
One cup or about eight shrimp contains 350 calories, 31 grams of fat, 340 milligrams of sodium, three grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, one gram of sugar and 20 grams of protein.
The fat is a lot higher than I thought it would be! That’s a ton of fat. The sodium is lower than I thought and the amount of protein is pretty good for eight shrimp.
I didn’t expect there to be romano cheese or vegetables like carrots, tomatoes and red bell pepper in the shrimp. The ingredients list is pretty simple without a ton of additives or chemicals.
The Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp contains shrimp and milk but is gluten-free.
Give it a try!
If you like shrimp I think you’ll absolutely enjoy this Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp from the freezer section at Costco.
Have you tried the Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp? What did you think of it? Drop a comment below!
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