Wild Mexican shrimp are among the most sought after shrimp in the world for their superior taste and firm texture. These raw IQF (individually quick frozen or “blast” frozen) shrimp are all natural and chemical free which results in a low moisture level to provide maximum yield with minimum shrink during cooking. For your convenience, each shrimp has been peeled and deveined and the head has been removed. The tail remains for culinary presentation.
16/20 is a size indicator of the number of shrimp you will receive per pound. This is a typical average sized shrimp that’s ideal for any application, from shrimp cocktails and ceviche, to deep frying, adding to pastas or stir fry, or preparing for a salad or sandwich or any number of other dishes! Each bag totals 2lbs.
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.