Shrimp aren't common in southern Peru, but when we lived up North near Ecuador, shrimp were common and cheap. We could buy a kilo (2.2 pounds) for $1.50-$3.00 U.S., depending on the size. And they were still alive when we bought them at the market. I felt like Forrest Gump! We ate them in omelettes, po' boy sandwiches, sauteed and served over pasta, on salads, as an ingredient in cciopino, spiced and boiled in the shell, etc. etc. I actually got tired of shrimp, but now I'd love to be able to get them so readily.