rock shrimp


Definition of rock shrimp

: any of several hard-shelled warm-water shrimp (genus Sicyonia, especially S. brevirostris) that are harvested chiefly in the Gulf of Mexico and widely sold as food

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Recent Examples on the Web Appetizers include spring rolls, bao buns, rock shrimp tempura and lettuce wraps. Phillip Valys,, 21 July 2021 Soulmate has Santa Barbara uni toast with rock shrimp and chorizo that also isn’t a traditional Spanish dish, but Lopez knows that cooking in L.A. provides him with the platform and ingredients to serve it. Andy Wang, Robb Report, 16 June 2021 Menu highlights include crispy rock shrimp with citrus aioli and field greens, whole roasted branzino that’s beautifully filleted and broiled jumbo scallops with hen of the wood mushrooms. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Entrées include rock shrimp scampi served with Sonoran Pasta Co. bucatini, Noble Bread focaccia dust, micro basil and local fleur de sel from See Salt. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 14 June 2020 On the hot side, the chef said first-time diners shouldn't skip the black cod with miso and rock shrimp tempura. Lauren Saria, azcentral, 6 Mar. 2020 Spicy tomato soup with blue cheese and rock shrimp. Charred cabbage salad with caraway vinaigrette. Marc Bona, cleveland, 8 Jan. 2020 After an amuse, starters include choice of foie gras torchon or roasted sunchoke soup and second course options are rock shrimp and carrot risotto or hand shaped scarpinocc ravioli. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 20 Dec. 2019 Feng’s fish expertise produces such starters as rock shrimp cooked tempura-style, sprinkled with sliced scallions and accompanied by a creamy, peppery aïoli. Rand Richards Cooper,, 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of rock shrimp

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock shrimp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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