tiger shrimp


: a large shrimp (Penaeus monodon of the family Penaeidae) of the Indian and Pacific oceans that is often farmed and widely sold as food

Examples of tiger shrimp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Best of all was the food, which ranged from tiger shrimp and Korean pear salad to A5 rib-eye slices and rib-eye cap grilled at the table to icy and spicy acorn noodles before sweet rice doughnuts for dessert. Laurie Ochoa, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 Their Premium Surf & Turf Box ($100) includes 4 cold water lobster tails, garlic parmesan butter, 4 beef tenderloins, and two pounds black tiger shrimp. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 The menu includes 16-ounce rib-eye steaks, fresh salmon, a raw bar with Alaskan king crab legs and giant tiger shrimp, baked macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sourdough bread and an assortment of pastries, including the restaurant's signature butter pie. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 4 Jan. 2023 The opening seasonal taco menu from Noble 33 restaurant group’s executive chef, AJ McCloud, includes duck carnitas, al pastor and tiger shrimp, among others, while entrées skew steaks with options such as pollo asado and sea bass. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2023 The team enjoyed pre-dinner drinks at the resort's Eight Lounge before wolfing down a big meal at Fuhu which included Tomahawk Ribeye with crab legs, roasted duck, tiger shrimp, and sushi rolls. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 20 June 2022 Sometime in 2023, Fox Restaurant Concepts will open its second San Diego County location of this Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant that specializes in shareable plates like cheese crisps, chimichangas, tiger shrimp fajitas and top-shelf margaritas. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Dec. 2022 The chef displays raw black tiger shrimp, garnished with crackling tobiko, in a pool of sauce made green with chiles and cilantro and sassy with lime juice and garlic. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 Sze goes with tiger shrimp, but feel free to go with your shrimp of choice. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiger shrimp was in 1979

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“Tiger shrimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20shrimp. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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