How is rock shrimp different from regular shrimp?

What does rock shrimp taste like? Are rock shrimp good to eat?

How is rock shrimp different from regular shrimp?

What is rock shrimp? With their tough, hard shells, rock shrimp resemble tiny lobsters, but they aren’t that different than regular shrimp. They’re actually deepwater cousins of Gulf Brown, White, and Pink Shrimp.

Their name comes from the thick, rock-hard shells that aren’t easy to remove by hand. And in fact, it wasn’t until shrimp processors figured out a way to remove the shells that they went from trash fish to fame — and it’s a good thing they did, with their delicate texture and lobster-like flavor.

Purchase rock shrimp from your fishmonger. They’re sold shelled, either fresh or frozen.

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