Royal Red Shrimp are tender, delicious and are one of the most unique harvestable species of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike most shrimp, when bitten into they are tender and almost lobster-like unlike the usual crispness you find in other shrimp. They come from deep, cold water along the continental shelf, with depths ranging as deep as 2,000 ft. They do not travel and you will rarely find them outside of the Southeast. Due to their unique tenderness and sweetness, they do well in simple recipes of just on their own. They also cook in the half the time of their counterparts. If overcooked, they tend to become mushy (and not rubbery).
Buy Royal Red Shrimp from Zirlotts Gulf Products which we harvest directly from our own boats.
Enjoy a tasty Recipe below.
Lower Alabama BBQ Royal Red Shrimp Recipe
Cook Time: 4 to 5 min
Yield: 6 servings
Mix spice seasoning and flour together. Lightly coat shrimp with seasoned flour. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add butter and olive oil. Once hot, add shrimp (you may have to cook in batches or use 2 skillets if you can). Just after adding the shrimp, add vinegar, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, mustard, hot sauce, thyme, oregano, green onion, parsley, garlic, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until the sauce reduces and the shrimp is cooked, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve as an appetizer with French bread.