Rock Shrimp, Sicyonia brevirostris, get their name from their very hard shell. They are found in areas across the Gulf of Mexico in deep waters. Rock Shrimp are typically caught using reinforced trawl nets. The peak season for Rock Shrimp is usually from June to November, but can differ due to weather.
The tails of Rock Shrmip resemble lobster tails, while the body of Rock Shrimp are smaller than other commercial shrimp species. Rock Shrimp have firm and sweet meats and have a lobster-like taste. They are great broiled and sautéed.
Rock Shrimp are available seasonally fresh and frozen year round.