Native Shrimp Loaded With Spawn Up Close And Personal

This is what our local shrimp look like.  Notice they are loaded with spawn on their under sides.  We used to unload tens of thousands of pounds of shrimp each day here at our dock during  shrimp season in the winter.  It wasn’t uncommon for us to peel them while we were unloading the boats and eat them raw.  Alot of guys would snap the head off and pop the tail in their mouths shell and all and then spit out the shell after they sucked the meat out.

One of my favorite meals is pasta with the shrimp using our native shrimp.  So incredibly tasty in the zugu.  They are small and alot of work but the taste of fresh shrimp that has never been frozen like you get at the stores is far superior.

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4 Responses to Native Shrimp Loaded With Spawn Up Close And Personal

  1. paultmorrison says:

    The wife has some killer Thai and Vietnamese recipes for head on shrimp. It’s that extra fat in the head that does it. I would kill to find some fresh native shrimp with the head on. Is there someone still bringing them in?

  2. Nate says:

    Hey Joe,

    When do the shrimp start coming in? Are folks catching them now?


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