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Red Royal Shrimp

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What is it?

The crowned jewel of Gulf Shrimp, the Royal Red is a tastier species compared to the pink, white, and brown varieties. While few had even heard of the Royal Red before the mid-90s, it has since grown to be immensely popular with locals and well-informed tourists along the Gulf Coast. Royal Red Shrimp can be identified by their large size, rich crimson color and their naturally salty and flavorful taste that has been compared to both Lobster and Bay Scallops.

Where does it come from?

Because they prefer sandy environments and cool temperatures, the Royal Red Shrimp live at distances that reach sixty miles from the shoreline. Only a select few Gulf Coast fishermen are licensed to harvest Royal Reds, which are immediately frozen when they’re brought on board because of the distances that Royal Red shrimpers must travel.

How it’s Prepared?

This where my Chesapeake Bay living comes in, one 12-ounce beer, about 24 ounces of water, a splash of vinegar and plenty of Old Bay Seasoning in a steamer pot.  DO NOT OVER COOK!  I buy them at Lighthouse Seafood on CR 466 just east The Villages.

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning DIck. Must say never heard of the Royal Red shrimp, but have had some Argentinian Shrimp that is quite tasty. I do like shrimp. Enjoy your day.

May 25, 2024 04:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh, that sounds delicious, even at 5:45am!

May 25, 2024 04:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for this interesting information. I will have to ask Chef Dolores if she is familiar with Royal Red shrimp.

Have a very special holiday weekend.

May 25, 2024 05:26 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks delicious and I like your recipe!  I had shrimp for lunch yesterday, haha.

May 25, 2024 05:39 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Dick--  Count me in, I have never had "bad shrimp", unless it was overcooked, or at Red Lobster!

May 25, 2024 06:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dick Betts I love anything that is seafood, and shrimp ranks very high on that list.

May 25, 2024 06:11 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Ummmm! Looking at the photo of those Royal Red Shrimp and reading your recipe is making me hungry. 

May 26, 2024 12:04 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Dick Betts thank you for sharing a delicious red royal shrimp. 

May 28, 2024 08:31 PM