A deep fried shrimp. A shrimp is a small (hence its name) sea creature that lives at the bottom of the ocean. They are grey in color when raw but turn an easily identifiable orange and white when cooked. There are many ways to cook shrimp, just ask Bubba Gump from the movie Forest Gump. One way to cook a shrimp is to bread it and deep fry it in a large vat of hot oil, such as was the case with this emoji.