Species Name:Sicyonia brevirostris
A deep water shrimp harvested in Florida and Mexico that gets it’s name from its incredibly hard exoskeleton.
Where – Florida, Mexico
How – Wild caught, mid-water trawl
Rock shrimp are firm and lean with a distinct sweet flavor that some compare to spiny lobster. Cook these shrimp quickly and carefully, they can overcook easily and become tough. These shrimp are sold as refreshed.
Alternatives include spiny lobster, Laughing Bird Shrimp or spot prawns, depending on how you plan to use them.
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Rock shrimp are delicious and affordable – and a Florida classic! Rodney Thompson claims to be the “Rock Shrimp King”, you can read his story here.