During Thanksgiving dinner preparations, my father dumped a large block of frozen shrimp into the kitchen sink to defrost. As I went over to take a look at the shrimp, I realized that they weren’t the type I was accustomed to eating. Those were the giant black tiger shrimp that I had been reading about online. The shrimp have now invaded US waters and can grow up to a foot, possibly longer.
Even without the head,the body covers a significant portion of my hand. Calling a shrimp a giant seems like an oxymoron, but I’ll call it for what it is, delicious. The meat is firm, reminding me of lobster, but there’s a satisfying crunch to it when you bite down. They are hard to come by in grocery store seafood departments, it maybe easier to find a seafood distributor to purchase from as that’s how many restaurants get their hands on them.