One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A shrimp or prawn, especially as an item on a menu.
- ‘Cook the crevettes for 2-3 minutes each side, basting well with the marinade.’
- ‘Main courses included baked monkfish, with bacon, pesto and cream, steamed salmon with cabbage, bacon and lemon butter, and the rock bottom skillet - half lobster, crevettes, king prawns and mussels, priced between £12.95 and £19.95’
- ‘My favourite was the ravioli de crevette, three shrimp ravioli positioned strategically around a hockey-puck's worth of shredded fennel and onion.’
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