rock shrimp

noun

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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Steak 48: Easter brunch will feature filet mignon and fried egg, Alaskan king crab and rock shrimp mac and cheese, corn creme brulee and iced Alaska king crab legs in addition to appetizers, salads, Champagne, fresh juices and other sides. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "50-plus Easter brunch spots in Chicago and suburbs," 20 Mar. 2018 The Old City Roll tops a spicy tuna-asparagus roll wrapped in soy paper with crunchy, creamy rock shrimp, which adds up to a mouthful for each piece, but a tasty one. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "At Old City's Tuna Bar, sushi, a sleek space, and a side of Fujianese family flavors," 15 Mar. 2018 Risottos at Bin 300 World Bistro, Wolcott — Bin 300 is justifiably famous for risottos like its rock shrimp and sweet pea; wild mushroom, prosciutto di Parma and white truffle oil; and Parmesan and sweet butter risotto. Frank Cohen, courant.com, "What Great Dishes Are On Your Own CT Bucket List? Here Are Our Picks," 21 Feb. 2018 To get into the spirit, order a ginger beer and rock shrimp fritters, fried balls of doughy goodness specked with bell pepper and spices that come steaming hot with a side of spicy mayo. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Best New Restaurant #10: River Bistro, Detroit," 12 Feb. 2018 The pastas here are fantastic, too, no surprise, from sweet-pea ravioli with rabbit to ribbons blackened with squid ink and wrapped around rock shrimp. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Vernick Food & Drink still Philadelphia's best overall restaurant," 9 Dec. 2017 They are topped with a creative combination of ingredients — short rib with gruyere, arugula and caramelized onions or rock shrimp with roasted lemon, Manchego cheese, scallions and cilantro — an extension of Schwartz’s culinary talent. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Harry’s Pizzeria is going away — but it’s not closing," 24 Oct. 2017 The well-mannered MC graciously thanks the servers and reaches for the rock shrimp and details what’s left of his brief NYC itinerary. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Belly Talks New Mixtape 'Mumble Rap' & Why He Considers JAY-Z His 'Imaginary Professor'," 10 Oct. 2017

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