Patagonian Pink Shrimp – P&D


Newly added to our product line & not going anywhere!
Beautiful pink color plus sweet flavor.

21-25 SIZE
P&D Tail OFF

Flavor Profile

Wild caught off the coast of Patagonia (Southern Argentina), Pink or Red Argentine shrimp are said to be the sweetest type of shrimp in the world. Growing in the icy cold Atlantic ocean with a nutrient rich ecosystem creates their beautiful bright red color, sweet flavor and tender texture.

Because Argentine Pink shrimp are so delicate, cooking times should be minimal, only about 2-3 minutes per side.

Shrimp Sizing

The numbers attached to the shrimp description are called the “count,” which represents the number of individual shrimp that make up one pound. For instance, “16-20” means there are between 16 and 20 shrimp in one pound. Most of our shrimp comes in two pound bags, so there would be 36 to 40 shrimp in a two pound bag.

If a single number is accompanied by a U, there are “under” that many shrimp in one pound. I.e. U15 shrimp have under 15 shrimp per pound. They can also be listed as a 13-15 count.

Finally, as the numbers decrease, the size of the shrimp increase. Our 350-500 shrimp are tiny salad shrimp and the 2-4 shrimp are our jumbos. Large shrimp are often referred to as Prawns.

Forms of Shrimp

Shrimp processing affects how the consumer is best able to prepare, cook, and serve shrimp. See the terminology below to determine what best fits your needs.

P&D                                              Peeled & deveined, shell and vein (digestive track)removed. Tail on or off.

TAIL ON                                       Headless, peeled & deveined shrimp in which the tail has not been removed.

TAIL OFF                                     Headless, peeled & deveined shrimp in which the tail has been removed.

EZ PEEL                                      Deveined with the shell on. Maintains moisture and flavor when grilling shrimp.

HEADLESS, SHELL ON             Only the head has been removed, leaving the shell and tail attached

HEAD ON                                     Head, shell and tail on

BUTTERFLIED                            The shell and digestive track have been removed and a deep cut has been made that “butterflies”                                                                              the shrimp without splitting it in two pieces. Typically breaded shrimp.

**Product brands may vary from those pictured. We work with many trusted vendors so you continue to receive quality products at the right price.

Cooking Tips & Recipes

Because Argentine Pink shrimp are so delicate, cooking times should be minimal, only about 2-3 minutes per side.

Unfortunately their beautiful pink color makes using the “color change” method for cooking shrimp obsolete. Watch for when the shrimp begin to curl (look for ‘c’ shape rather than ‘o’) and when the shrimp start to look opaque. Remember, you’re shrimp will continue to cook when removed from the heat source, so don’t cook for too long!

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