Whole Blue Shrimp
Mazara del Vallo Blue Shrimp is a crustacean native to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. Very similar to red shrimp, Aristeus Antennatus is characterized by a lighter color with blue and purplish hues. The carapace – the outer armor that protects the shrimp – is thinner than in red shrimp, and the rostrum – the upper part above the head of the shrimp – has 3 teeth (as opposed to the 5 found on the red shrimp).
Blue Shrimp is a very rare crustacean that lives in very deep waters at depths up to 1500 meters: highly sought-after in all traditional Mediterranean cuisines – as is the case for red shrimp – it is recommended to serve raw. Like all Don Gambero products, as soon as they are caught, the seafood is immediately blast chilled directly on board certified fishing vessel laboratories, with a very high thermal shock. In order to maintain the full freshness of the product, the processing is carried out very quickly without rinsing and icing. The shrimp are then packaged in special trays that guarantee the structure, flavor, aroma and nutritional values of the product.
Available in 1 kg packs containing approximately 16/18 “King Prawns” per tray, they are the largest in the range and subject to limited availability.
Established in 2014, Don Gambero is a dynamic fishing company based in Mazara del Vallo, which inherited a long tradition of sailors and fishermen in the temple of the Ammaru Russu, the name given to red shrimp in the Sicilian dialect.
Don Gambero does not only specialize in red shrimp available in various versions (whole, just tails and tartare), but also offers many other frozen products, selected and expertly processed: the best fish and seafood of the Aegadian Islands, Sciacca, Trapani and Mazara del Vallo.
Mediterranean Strait of Sicily
Whole Blue Shrimp
1 kg tray, frozen
Thawing and use: defrost the product in the refrigerator; the thawed product should not be refrozen and should be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within 24 hours
Scientific name: blue shrimp (Aristeus Antennatus - code alpha3: ara)
Ingredients with highlighted allergens: blue shrimp (Aristeus Antennatus), antioxidants: sulphites E221/E222
Caught in: Central Mediterranean 37.2.2 Zone, Ionian Sea
Fishing method: trawling nets
Storage temperature: -18 °C
CE mark on the label: IT D2656 CE
Name and address on the label: Il Satiro Danzante srl Via San Benedetto da Norcia 10 91026 - Mazara del Vallo (TP), Italy
Ingredients that contain allergens are highlighted in BOLD.
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