Rock shrimp are wildly flavorful and can sometimes be confused with little lobsters. Rock shrimp are sweet, firm and delicious. They are worth the processing time we put into them.
Rock Shrimp Split and Clean – 1 LB
Rock Shrimp Split and Clean with Shell on, Fresh-Frozen
36/48 count – 16 ounces
Rock shrimp are our specialty and a huge part of our company history! We are pioneers of the rock shrimp industry. These similar-to-lobster tasting shrimp are the only non-penaeid (soft shell) shrimp we harvest on our coast. These shrimp are tricky to get into but worth the effort and time. Rock shrimp are very sweet and firm and do best either broiled or grilled but you must keep the shell on. They tend to run pretty small but don’t let that fool you, they are huge on flavor.
They are frozen on board shrimp boats because they are caught in over 200 feet of water, over 30 miles off shore. The IQF (Individual Quickly Frozen) process assures proper preservation and quality product. Once the boat has caught a viable amount of pounds, they come back to unload the shrimp.
Pioneering Rock Shrimp
Rodney Thompson, our founder, pioneered both the fiberglass boat industry and the rock shrimp industry. He built a machine to open up rock shrimp when everyone else was throwing them back into the ocean. Rodney was instrumental in creating a Coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern in the Oculina Reef for rock shrimp spawning which closes the area for any bottom contact fishing. You can find more information about Wild Ocean’s origins in the about page.
Cooking Method for Rock Shrimp
Broiling is by far the best cooking method. Once you receive your shrimp, just thaw them out and open them with the meat side facing the broiling heat. Wait two and half minutes and voila! Everyone will think you spent hours in the kitchen when it just took a little over two minutes.
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