The short answer is Yes, Mangrove Snapper is great to eat on any kind of seafood dish. Mangrove Snapper always ranks as one of our favorite fish to cook. Even though it is considered a “shrimp,” they are actually a “shrimp” that is smaller than your common shrimp. In fact, the smallest of all shrimp is referred to as the “Mangrove Shrimp.” They are extremely tasty and always rank high among our seafood favorites.
Many different kinds of shrimp can be found in the waters off Florida, but the “Mangrove Shrimp” is one of the largest. The color of these guys is generally from white to a light pink tint. This is one species of shrimp that is extremely hardy and is easily able to adapt to a variety of fresh and saltwater fishing situations. You will often see recreational fishermen from all over the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America tuck into a huge bucket of hot water jigging for these types of shrimp. What is it about these shrimp that makes them such a favored catch?
The answer is simple: size. These baits come in a wide range of sizes. From the very small” Tiny Mackerel” size, to medium-sized “Cigar Minnows,” to the much larger “Shrimp Deuce” sizes. Some of these baits even go up to nine inches! These are just some of the sizes you’ll find, when fishing in the Mangrove National Park.
Now, let’s talk about what kind of shrimp to use in your Mangrove fishing projects. The best candidates for your Mangrove shrimp fishing projects are the tiny “Mackerel” -sized shrimp. These shrimp have the ability to live in cold water; however, they need to be kept warm by regularly dunked into ice water. Once they are in the water, they’re at the stage of eating chitons and grubs. This is a great benefit to knowing how to fish for them at night.
Now, to prepare for this, you’ll need a fresh water bucket, a pair of Mangrove gloves (to help you grip the shrimp), and a half pint of ice water. Fill the bucket with approximately two and a half quarts of fresh water. Put the shrimp in the bucket, add two tablespoons of garlic powder, and mix. Shake the bucket until the shrimp flake and fall into chunks.
Now, with your hand, take a half-pint of dry mustard and coat both ends of the fillet with the mustard. Now, shake the whole mixture well, cover it with the fresh water, and let it sit for fifteen to twenty minutes. Once this time is up, you can then grab your handheld gadget and flip the shrimp over so that they are perpendicular on top of the ice water. Using a single sharp knife, cut down the fillet crossways to remove it from the shrimp.
Next, stuff the shrimp with a spoon full of Mangrove shrimp, but do not fill up the entire bucket with this stuff. Once you’ve used all of your available Mangrove shrimp, you can add a fresh half-ounce of Cayenne pepper to the mix. With the shrimp at this stage, you should be able to wrap it in aluminum foil, cover it with your Mangrove gloves, and allow it to sit at least 45 minutes before removing. Once the time is up, you can then slice it open and use the whole x cup of Mangrove shrimp as your cocktail bait.
While we’re talking about cocktail fishing, it’s important to note that the best way to serve your Mangrove snapper is actually to serve it raw. To make this happen, simply cut a chunk of thin salmon into thin pieces and cook it on your electric frying pan over medium-high heat until the flakes turn opaque. Then, add your Mangrove shrimp, season with garlic powder if you want, and enjoy your dinner!