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Scarlet Shrimp, Small European Locust Lobster and others

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

SCARLET SHRIMPThe Scarlet Shrimp is a crustacean that presents a very intense and bright red color, stronger in head than in tail. It has a large head, always larger in size than the body, in which a large needle is placed. This one has a very intense and appreciated flavor. It has a shell of […]

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Red king crab

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The giant red crab, Kamchatka crab or Alaska crab, (Paralithodes camtschaticus) is a species of native Bering crustacean in the North Pacific, near the Kamchatka peninsula, near the waters of Alaska and has been spreading To the east and west of the southern Barents Sea, being artificially introduced by the Soviet Union into the Murmansk […]

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Common Spiny Lobster and European Lobster

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

EUROPEAN LOBSTERThe fresh European Lobster that comes from the coasts gallegas is denominated Galician Blue European Lobster or Lubrigante. This one presents a robust body of dark blue color, marbled and that finishes in two powerful tweezers of unequal size, that it uses for subjection and to attack its prey like scissors. In the tweezers […]

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Prawn, Shrimp, White Shrimp or Tiger Prawn

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

PRAWNIt has a long face and a semi-transparent body (when alive and orange when cooked) and compressed laterally. The head has lines drawn longitudinally and oblique, lines that are also present in the abdomen although they are shorter and transverse. Unlike the shrimp, the shrimp has a very triangular and sharp head (with a powerful […]

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Nordway Lobster

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Norway lobster is an elongated, pinkish-colored crustacean with more extensive coloring areas. The head is long with lateral spines and highly developed forceps. The female is larger than the male and is distinguished by a thin membrane of pelillos or filaments at the ends of its shell.It lives in soft bottoms, of 50-700 meters of […]

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Spider Crab

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Of smaller tongs and bulging abdomen than the sea ox, this is triangular in front and almost round in the back. Covered with a kind of thorns, with two strong spikes on the front edge and being a delicacy if it comes loaded with coral (roe). It has five pairs of hard and long legs.It […]

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Ox Crab or Edible Crab

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

This is an oval and smooth body crustacean, wider than long. Of reddish brown color, it has two strong tweezers on its first pair of legs. It inhabits sandy and rocky bottoms, to a lesser or greater depth depending on its size. Its growth is very slow, reason why it is little abundant, reaching the […]

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Swimming Crab or Velvet Swimcrab

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The Velvet Swimcrab is a seafood that belongs to the group of crustaceans “Braquiuros”. They have five pairs of legs, two of them are front forceps and their hind legs have the peculiarity of finishing in a kind of blade that allows them a rapid movement through the water. If it is of Galicia, its […]

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Barnacle

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Within the great variety of species there is a culinary characteristic common to all of them, that is its intense flavor to sea, especially the one of the barnacles. Cirripedus, which although living on the rocks, as the mussel could be thought to belong to the family of molluscs, this is classified in that of […]