Rock Shrimp Cooked Like Lobster

Rock Shrimp Cooked Like Lobster

Rock Shrimp can be cooked any way regular shrimp can except rock shrimp cook about a third faster, but if you want to cook rock shrimp to taste like lobster follow the following steps:

  1. Using Scissors or a sharp knife split the rock shrimp from the belly side and remove any sand or vein. Lay open as in the above picture.
  2. Arrange the split shrimp on their backs in a shallow pan. Put just a little water in the bottom of the pan. Baste each shrimp with melted butter or margarine. Put a little garlic salt or Lawrys seasoning on each shrimp. Bake at 350° for 6 or 7 minutes. When the meat is all white and the tails pop up the rock shrimp are done. Do not over cook or they will be tough.
  3. Serve with drawn butter or butter substitute.

Rock Shrimp are caught in deeper water than regular and only at night. Rock Shrimp are only harvested in three areas: Florida's East Coast, a couple of places in the Florida Panhandle and in Mexico off Cancun. Most of the production occurs in the months of September through December.

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