North Sea Shrimps
As the name suggests, North Sea shrimps are caught close to home. Their salty, slightly sweet flavour makes them the tastiest shrimps. In the Netherlands, this delicacy is known as Dutch shrimps and, in Belgium, grey shrimps. In both countries, North Sea shrimps are a popular product, used for such classic recipes as shrimp croquettes and shrimp cocktail. North Sea shrimps are caught and immediately sieved, cooked and cooled on board cutters.
- Scientific name: Crangon crangon
- Origin: the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and England
- Flavour: sweet, creamy
- Characteristics: tender, firm structure
- Availability: seasonal catch, all year round with a peak from September to the end of November.