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Mantis Shrimp Siting...

StriperGuy Oct 26, 2008 12:21 PM

Was in the Chinatown Supermarket that has once entrance on Washington and the main entrance across from Pot Luck and I saw some really funky shrimp swimming around their tank.

Upon closer examination they had really fat tails and I think sort of mantis like arms. I am guessing they were mantis shrimp. Saw a guy buy a big flopping around bag.

$14.99 a pound.

Certainly peeked my curiousity.

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    Spike Oct 26, 2008 06:53 PM

    That's the smaller C-mart. I saw those as well...they were only 4-5"

    Tastes like lobster and crab? Sounds like something interesting to try... :-)

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      tmab Oct 26, 2008 08:38 PM

      If these are "pissing shrimp" then watch your fingers when you handle them, and spear them before putting them in the fry pan.

    2. ScubaSteve Oct 26, 2008 02:12 PM

      they've been there on and off for a few weeks now.
      i got some the other day and did them live-into-the-wok with black bean sauce.
      quite a treat.

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      1. re: ScubaSteve
        StriperGuy Oct 26, 2008 02:42 PM

        Do they taste noticeably different then regular shrimp?

        1. re: StriperGuy
          ScubaSteve Oct 26, 2008 02:53 PM

          the taste of sweet lobster with the texture of crab.

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