U-15 Mexican Blue Shrimp
This product is available during these seasons:
Low in cholesterol, fat and calories, this lean protein is delicious hot, or cooked and served chilled.
Several shrimp species are commercially caught off the Baja California peninsula. The more common, Litopenaeus stylirostris, is referred to in the marketplace as wild Mexican white shrimp, blue shrimp and western blue shrimp. Wild Mexican white/blue shrimp are preferred by chefs because they provide a robust shrimp flavor with a clean, sweet finish and firm texture.
U-15 is a size indicator of the number of shrimp you will receive per pound, meaning that these average out to under 15 shrimp per pound. These larger, head-off/shell-on shrimp are ideally suited for a variety of culinary applications.
Our shrimp are responsibly harvested from the central and lower regions of the Sea of Cortez by artisanal fishermen who work together in co-ops, or cooperativos. Shrimp are previously frozen at time of harvest to preserve peak freshness. Nearly all shrimp marketed as “fresh” have been handled in this manner. Truly fresh shrimp appears far more translucent than thawed shrimp, and its highly perishable nature makes it rarely available. Previously frozen fresh shrimp should smell mildly of the sea, but not like iodine or ammonia.