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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Anyone ever try eating them. I had them in a sause couldnt belive how good they were , no wonder bass eat them up . I would love to know if a fish market sell these guys . thanks in advance
post #2 of 28
Watch out for the little mantis shrimp.
The power they have in those "claws" can slash you open in the blink of an eye.
You really had mantis shrimp??
Never seen them for edibles before, but they are great looking creatures
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
thats what it looked like .looked around on the web and it says they are edible would of never belived it too
post #4 of 28
Cool!!
I wonder if they are cultured.
Here come the jokes about shrimp going to the opera!!
post #5 of 28
I have had them in Italy. They are quite tasty. I have never seen them offered for sale in the States. However, I bet you can find them at an Asian market.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ravioli
I have had them in Italy. They are quite tasty. I have never seen them offered for sale in the States. However, I bet you can find them at an Asian market.

I'll bet you might...
However, in light of Fishweewee's search for spicy ass jerky, you have to wonder
post #7 of 28
I think they're delicious, had them at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant in Boston's Chinatown. Not sure if they are seasonal but I've read that the Chinese call them pissing shrimp since they urinate when cooked. I guess you can skewer or spear them prior to cooking so they purge their bowels.
post #8 of 28
What the hell? Really? I never knew that. I never even knew the creature existed until a few months ago

I doubt you'll find them in asian super markets though. I've never seen one, despite being in asian communities all my life.
post #9 of 28
The New York Times had an aticle a few years ago that covered a new finding of them on the eastern seaboard as well as some references to their culinary appeal. Too bad they charge money for the archives now.
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
you guy were a lot of help my wifes family didnt belive me that they were eating bait . lol i have to say i wouldn eat the eel at the table but i gave these guys a try verry sweet.
post #11 of 28
If you go to Brooklyn Chinatown (50 something and 8th), there are about 3 seafood markets within a block. You will see thousands of LIVE mantis shrimp for sale. I've had them outside of Hong Kong, that island where they filmed a James Bond movie. Live tanks in the restaurants.
post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 
looks like i will be going to china town soon . I went to a local aisian store with no luck no ons spoke english thanks everyone.
post #13 of 28
Different Chinatowns have different live fish products. Even in NYC, Flushing, Queens might have bluegills, Sunset Park, Brooklyn might have mantis shrimp, and Manhattan might have cod.
post #14 of 28
I hate to be a hippy but..

I've been keeping reef aquariums for years. And i have no problem with eating seafood. But as far as mantis shrimp goes, I'm very very fascinated with these creatures. I intend to keep one as a centerpiece for my living room, but not only to enjoy the massive power they possess, but to study them.

I think they make better pets than food
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by intranick View Post
I hate to be a hippy but..

I've been keeping reef aquariums for years. And i have no problem with eating seafood. But as far as mantis shrimp goes, I'm very very fascinated with these creatures. I intend to keep one as a centerpiece for my living room, but not only to enjoy the massive power they possess, but to study them.

I think they make better pets than food


Any pet is considered food some where.
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