Maine Pink Shrimp

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Maine Pink Shrimp

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Features: Due to their short lifespans, shrimp are especially sensitive to climate change and thus populations, fishing seasons, and quotas fluctuate from year to year. Because of this, the pink shrimp season can be unreliable and in some years is skipped entirely. In Japanese cuisine they are knowns as Ama Ebi and are highly coveted. A large percentage of each year’s catch is imported to Japan.

Species: Pandalus borealis

Origin: most commonly Maine but also stretching up to the northern reaches of the Atlantic into the Arctic and from there to the northern most areas of the Pacific.

Flavor Profile: The flesh is sweet and succulent with a soft ocean flavor.  The flesh is firm but creamy when consumed raw. When eaten cooked the texture is very similar to regular shrimp.

Spec: Petite, pink, and translucent, the Maine pink shrimp resembles a standard shrimp but is more delicate. They can be consumed raw or cooked, whole or peeled. Occasionally pink shrimp is found with a clutch of eggs which can also be eaten and are like shrimp caviar.

Season: December through April

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