Key West Pink Shrimp

Jumbo Key West Pink ShrimpKey West pink shrimp are usually available year round. Shrimp is the most popular and valuable seafood in the United States, and Florida is an important supplier. Florida harvests four species of commercial-value shrimp: pink shrimp, brown shrimp, white shrimp, and royal red shrimp. Most shrimp harvested in Florida are pink type.  Shrimp found along the Atlantic coast are usually brown; those found along the northern Gulf coast are often lemon-yellow; and those found in the Florida Tortugas are pink. Royal red shrimp are usually deep red but are sometimes grayish pink. Shrimp has a sweet flavor and firm bite that just about everybody finds appealing. It’s very versatile and lends itself well to baking, boiling, frying, grilling, and steaming.