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See also: Rock Shrimp Recipes
The rock shrimp (Sicyonia brevirostris) is a deep-water cousin of pink, brown and white shrimps. But due to its hard exoskeleton or shell, it did not have the large market and popularity as its cousins until a machine was invented that would split the tough shell and devein the shrimp. Now rock shrimp are widely available fresh or frozen, whole, headless, shell-on, peeled, round, split or deveined.
Similar to deep-sea lobster, rock shrimp live, spawn and are harvested in 120 to 240 feet of water. Harvesting is done with reinforced trawl nets throughout the year.
Little Florida Shrimp With The Big Lobster Taste
Rock shrimp derives its name from the rock-like hardness of its shell and can easily be mistaken for a miniature lobster tail. Rock shrimp, which tastes like a lobster, is actually a member of the shrimp family. The texture of the rock shrimp leans toward the lobster, while the palate appeal is more like a shrimp.
ROCK SHRIMP ATTRIBUTES
Firm texture, similar to Spiny Lobster with sweet, distinct flavor. Low fat.
Shrimp, Spiny Lobster.
HOW MUCH TO BUY
Two pounds of raw tails will yield one pound of cooked, peeled and deveined rock shrimp.
BUYING, STORAGE AND HANDLING
• Remember to purchase seafood last and keep it cold during the trip home.
• Store them in the coldest part of your refrigerator at 32° F. and use within two days, or freeze at 0° F. for up to six months.
• To clean rock shrimp use one of these methods:
• Rock shrimp cook more quickly than other shrimp.
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions.
• Calories 110
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services www.fl-seafood.com
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