Shrimp is a versatile and budget-friendly ingredient that is perfect for entertaining. However, raw shrimp can only be kept in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. To preserve its freshness, shrimp should be stored in the freezer. It is important to freeze shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet to prevent them from freezing together. Once frozen, transfer the shrimp to an airtight container for long-term storage. Frozen shrimp can maintain quality for 6-18 months. Thaw the shrimp in the refrigerator before cooking for best results.