Boiled Royal Red Shrimp

royalredsIt’s easy to mistake these shrimp as cooked the first time you see them. They are, as their name suggests, a deep blush color. But they’re different from the Gulf shrimp most of us are accustomed to. In fact, Royal Reds were only discovered at the beginning of the 21st century in 1200 feet of waters off the Gulf coast, but have quickly made a reputation for their sweet taste and tender texture. Combine that with ease of preparation, and you’ve got a winning recipe for the seafood lovers of South Louisiana that many refer to as cajun lobster.  Available in our seafood department now for a limited time. 


  • about 1.5 lbs. uncooked, heads off Royal Red shrimp
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • large pot of water


Bring large pot of water to boil. You don’t want shrimp overcrowded. When water is at a hard boil, turn heat off, dump in shrimp, and stir. Allow to steam about 90 seconds, but definitely no more than 2 1/2 minutes. Serve with melted butter and a side of boiled potatoes, asparagus, and corn. 



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