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Autonomous region:
Murcia

Murcia


Description

Prawns caught in the Mediterranean were considered a favourite seafood by the Greeks and Romans.

The Prawn from Mar Menor is a 10-legged crustacean (Penneaeus Kerathurus) with a long, compact body measuring approximately 12 cm. It is somewhat smaller that the prawns from Sanlúcar or Vinaroz, but its flesh is firmer. The colour is yellowish-brown with small violet-coloured spots. Due to the special conditions of the Mar Menor, with its high level of salinity, catches in these waters have special organoleptic properties, so it is a much tastier prawn, and its meat is more highly valued. They are usually prepared boiled in water with a bit of salt, either as an appetiser or an entrée, alone or with some type of sauce.

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Product information

Type of product:
Seafood

Season:
Year-round, although they are in greatest demand in summer and winter.

Origin:
The Mar Menor is the production area for this type of prawn.

To drink with it:
Woody white wines and 'cavas'.

Recipes:
Fideuá

Nutritional information

Energy:
Medio

Cholesterol:
Medio

Comments:
Rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals.




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