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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.