There are multiple varieties of prawns, of many different qualities, in Spain.
The highest quality, with great gastronomic value, are the prawns from Costa de Huelva, in Andalucía, southern Spain – known as ‘Gambas de Huelva’ in Spanish.
Also called ‘Gambas Blancas de Huelva’ (‘blancas’ means white), this crustacean has a long and well developed abdomen/body (and damn tasty too!) which is larger than the head. These prawns are a National and European benchmark.
They are captured on the Atlantic coast of Andalusia, in the Gulf of Cadiz, particularly on the coast of Isla Cristina, where 95% of the boats catch this particular prawn, all of which are caught entirely by hand.
When you try ‘Gambas de Huelva’, you will notice the difference from other prawns from other areas. It’s meat is highly prized. The most common way of eating them is simply cooked or char-grilled, sprinkled with coarse sea salt. The fewer ingredients, the better.
They may not be the cheapest of seafood, but locals affirm it’s a taste you shall never forget, a delicate but flavorsome prawn that will blossom your taste buds.
This box of 1Kg will arrive to you with 90/95 prawns of the highest quality, individually quick frozen on the boat to keep the freshness.
A minimum of 3 months from shipment.