Our Favorite Ways to Prepare Fresh Mayport Shrimp

Sep 23, 2020 | Uncategorized

Mayport shrimp is absolutely worth the splurge next time you’re at the grocery or seafood market. Sure, it costs a bit more than your standard white shrimp. Those juicy, large, plump north Florida shrimp are perfect any time of year. If you’re craving a late summer seafood meal, the North Beach Fish Camp team is here with a couple of recipes. Here are our favorite ways to prepare local Mayport shrimp in September:

Crisped Lemon Butter Shrimp Bake

This is for those lovers of shrimp scampi. You really can’t go wrong with the ingredients in this one. Lemon, butter, and garlic work together to create a fool-proof flavor profile perfect for Mayport shrimp. 


1 lb Mayport shrimp, peeled and deveined

½ a stick of butter, melted

¾ cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio

Juice of 1 lemon

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Salt and pepper

¾ cup panko bread crumbs

½ cup freshly shaved parmesan

1 ½ tbsp olive oil

Parsley, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 415F. Pour the wine and half the butter into a baking dish and place in the heated oven for 12 minutes. Mix the panko, parm, olive oil, and a dash of S&P — set aside. Toss the Mayport shrimp with the garlic, lemon juice, remaining butter, and S&P to taste. 

Add the shrimp in a single layer in the baking dish and top with the panko mixture. Bake for 12 minutes, then broil for 1-2 minutes, or until crisp. Garnish with parsley and fresh lemon slices. 

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil (Just as Good as the Real Deal!)

This is one meal prep cheat we can get behind. A low-country boil takes days to plan and an afternoon to complete. This recipe, on the other hand? 45 minutes. 


1 lb Mayport shrimp

12 oz andouille sausage, sliced

3 ears of yellow corn, husks removed and wrapped in foil

¾ lb baby red potatoes, halved or quartered

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tbsp cajun seasoning

Parsley, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the sausage, potatoes, and half of the seasoning on a prepared baking sheet. Place the foil-wrapped ears of corn in an empty space on the baking sheet. Cook for 25 minutes. 

Mix the shrimp, garlic and remaining seasoning then add to the pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Serve and garnish with fresh parsley. 

Visit North Beach Fish Camp for Fresh, Local Seafood

Locals and visitors alike know that North Beach Fish Camp is the #1 stop for fresh seafood in Atlantic Beach. Whether you’re headed out for a romantic date night or need some fresh food after a day at the beach, North Beach is the place to be. 
Book your reservation, place an online order, or simply pop in for a cocktail. We can’t wait to see you this fall.