A friend of mine updated her Facebook status posting an article about shrimp saying they are the cockroaches of the ocean. This is because the former scavenge and eat everything they encounter in the sea, which is equivalent to the activities of the latter.
My friend was disgusted because of the comparison. The article, somehow, pushed me to do a little research and it turned out that they are indeed somehow related. However, not quite!
While the two came from the same Phylum, which is arthropods, they are of different classes. Cockroaches are in the class Insecta and shrimp are in the class Crustacea.
It will also boiled down to a logical reasoning — cockroaches are pests while shrimp are food. In fact, delicious food and best when cooked with butter.
- 1/2 kilo shrimp, cleaned and remove the antenna
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium onion, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a pan, melt the butter under a low fire.
- Saute the garlic until golden brown and then added the onion. Let the low fire running until the onion becomes translucent.
- Put the pan over a high fire and then drop the shrimp. Once the shrimp changed their color, bring back the fire into low.
- Cover the pan to build in pressure so the shrimp will cook faster.
- Enjoy and set aside.