Shrimp & Scallops
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White Shrimp are crustaceans. They have ten legs like crabs and lobsters, and a shell covering the head and body. White Shrimp are available throughout the year but the peak months for the fisheries are November to January. Shrimp are sold by size or count, based on the number of headless shrimp per pound. White Shrimp are commercially harvested in specially prepared ponds. Sold as: U-7, U-10, and U-15.
White shrimp thrive on muddy bottoms of estuaries from New York to Florida, and in the Gulf of Mexico from the Ocklocknee River, Florida, to Campeche, Mexico. They are most abundant in areas with extensive estuarine marshes, such as those along the South
White shrimp are prepared the same way as other types of shrimp. Check out our shrimp recipes.