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

Examples of rock shrimp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Arizona Restaurant Week Spring 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 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, "Acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa's guide to must-try dishes at his Scottsdale restaurant," 6 Mar. 2020 Spicy tomato soup with blue cheese and rock shrimp. Charred cabbage salad with caraway vinaigrette. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Zack Bruell Restaurant Week set to begin," 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, "New Year's Eve Dining: Here are 39 restaurants open on 12/31 in metro Phoenix," 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, courant.com, "Review: Regal dining at Feng Chophouse in Hartford (but for a king’s ransom)," 8 Aug. 2019 Featuring bite-sized calamari, scallops and rock shrimp, the seafood itself was cooked properly, however, the breading was too thick and lacked crunch. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "At pricey East End Italian restaurant, you may be paying more for the experience than food," 26 June 2019 Applying one to several large spoonfuls of chilled rock shrimp yielded one dish, garnished with a few bits of Meyer lemon and specks of Aleppo chile; applying it to arctic char, pieces of orange, and cilantro yielded another. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Serving Raw Meat And Fish A Dinner Party Taboo?," 12 Apr. 2019 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

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock shrimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20shrimp. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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