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Why does my cooked shrimp taste fishy?

Asked: Brady A Martz, Last Updated:

The acid in the lemon juice will dissolve the gas to some extent. Don't leave the shrimp in the water for too long. The reason lemon/lime juice is used in many seafood dishes is to the dissolve the gas causing the 'fishy smell/taste. Food poisoning is a common illness associated with eating bacteria-laden foods.

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