Key West Pink Shrimp

These Wild Caught shrimp are harvested from the crystal clear waters of the Dry Tortugas north to Tarpon Springs, FL. Seasonality for Key West Pink shrimp is typically from November through June. With their sweet and mild flavor they can be enjoyed as a peel and eat shrimp, used in scampi or be easily incorporated into any recipe. Like most shrimp that turn pink after cooking, Key West Pink Shrimp are a beautiful pink color and turn opaque after cooking. The shell color is indicative of the species and the environment in which they live. Key West Pink Shrimp live in the clean coral sand off the west coast of Florida which contributes to the pink shell color as well as the sweet taste. Key West Pink Shrimp are not only unique in color but can also be identified by the red dot on the shell.

Nearly 85 percent of the pink shrimp harvested in the United States comes from the west coast of Florida. Prized for their sweet, tender meat, pink shrimp are caught fresh year-round, but are more abundant during winter months.