Wild-caught in the Gulf of Alaska, Side-Stripe Shrimp are prized for their texture and clean, sweet taste. They only take a minute or two to cook, as their red/brown color quickly turns bright pink. Smaller than our Spot Prawns, Side-Stripe Shrimp are easy to peel and prepare. Side-Stripe Shrimp is one of the few shrimps you can eat raw.
Wild Alaskan and West Coast shrimping operations stand out since they are primarily community-based, with a great deal of local fisher involvement in management, and long-term sustainability as an important requirement! (ADFG, Spot Shrimp)
- Low in calories & fat.
- Good source of protein & iron.
- Side-Stripe shrimp's habitat ranges from the Bering Sea to northern Oregon. They love the soft, muddy ocean bottoms as deep as 2,100 feet. (ADFG, Sidestriped Shrimp)
- These shrimp can reach up to 8 inches in length and are, of course, recognized by the white stripes running along the sides of their body.