Grilled Royal Reds with Lemony Garlic Butter
Found 60 miles offshore in deep, cool waters, royal reds are the kings of Gulf shrimp, prized for their lobster-sweet meat. Unlike most raw shrimp, which are gray, royal reds emerge from the sea a brilliant crimson color. Throughout the Florida Panhandle and along the Alabama coast, you’ll find the oversize prawns at restaurants and fish shacks alike; when the boats are bringing them in, chefs and home cooks stock up on what they can get their hands on. At the state line–straddling Flora-Bama dive bar right on the beachfront, you can pick up a couple of pounds perfectly steamed to order, served simply with melted butter—the only condiment you need.