This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

I did not know...

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    I did not know...

    ...but I do now. The difference between shrimp and prawns that is. I thought it was just different names for the same critter.


    Jamie Foxx definitely knew the difference.


      Things that make you go Hmmm....


        Good stuff, thanks for sharing. Was at the coast 2 weeks ago and the royal reds were spectacular. It’s like eating “lobsta”.

        Oysters were good too, but that’s not what we’re talking about.


          I just learned something. Thanks.


            So what then is the difference between prawns and crawdads?


              Prawns are the shrimpiest piece on a chessboard.


              • FireMan
                FireMan commented
                Editing a comment
                Yeah, they call em shrimps fer short.

              Learned something new, so my day is complete. Lucky for me, I'm still on the clock for seven more hours.


                I prefer the little bay shrimp. Those sweet little morsels of goodness.
                The one thing I have never been able to figure out is the size of Jumbo-Shrimp.


                • FireMan
                  FireMan commented
                  Editing a comment
                  They’re bigger than the short guys!

                • bbqLuv
                  bbqLuv commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Thank you for the clarification.

                Noted that in Australia and New Zealand, it's all prawn, regardless. hehe.


                • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
                  ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
                  Editing a comment
                  England was the same... though a Prawn Cocktail is NOT like a Shrimp Cocktail in the states... they serve with lettuce and a version of thousand island, not cocktail sauce

                Knew this! Been pointing it out to people for years. Don't like it when restaurants get it wrong on their menus.
                Last edited by BruceB; May 21, 2021, 02:39 PM. Reason: spelling


                  Scampi is not a shrimp. Scampi is a lobster. There is no such thing as shrimp scampi. Or chicken scampi, etc.


                    I must admit, I did not know this. Thanks!



                    No announcement yet.
                    Rubs Promo


                    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                    Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

                    Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

                    The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

                    The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

                    Click here to read ourcomplete review

                    The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                    Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

                    Click here for more about what makes this grill special


                    Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

                    Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
                    Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

                    Click here to order.

                    Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                    Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

                    With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
                    Click here to read our detailedreview

                    Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

                    Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

                    Click here to read our detailed review and to order

                    Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                    The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
                    Click here for our review of this superb smoker