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Oct 10, 2010 10:09 AM

Where to buy rock shrimp in OC or LA?

I've been looking to buy some rock shrimp to cook up as the texture of that stuff is amazing compared to regular shrimp. Has anyone seen any? I've seen it once in a while at Bear Flag Fish Company in Newport but the quality isn't that great there on this stuff...

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  1. Take this with a grain of salt, but I think you would be likely to find them in their frozen state at 99 Ranch Markets in the greater LA/OC area. All California 99 Ranch markets locations:

    99 Ranch
    17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

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    1. re: Servorg

      Check Trader Joe's,, Gelson's, Bristol Farm's. Santa Monica Seafood.

        1. re: OCEllen

          Thanks all-
          Nay on Whole Foods Tustin, Trader Joes, Bristol Farms (newport), or Santa Monica Seafood. Will give Gelson's a try. Will also look in freezers of Ranch 99 and Shun Fat. I have a feeling that Shun Fat is merely the Santa Barbara red spotted prawns, as opposed to rock shrimp though.

          1. re: turbox3

            I believe the shrimp are possibly the Santa Barbara type if I remember? But I'm not 100% sure. They were alive and swimming.

    2. Saw live rock shrimp in the tank a few days ago at Shun Fat Supermarket in Monterey Park on Atlantic right off the 10 Fwy.