Grass Shrimp

Crangon franciscorum

Seafood « Grass Shrimp

grass shrimp @gfw2011

Range:

San Francisco Bay

Seasonality:

Summer

Method of Capture:

Beam Trawl ( A trawl net up to 36 feet across that uses a wooden beam to keep the mouth of the net open. )

Sustainability Consideration:

Thanks to groups like Save the Bay and Bay Keepers, the health of the is improving. As wetlands are reclaimed, so are the spawning grounds and nurseries for these short-lived shrimp.

Size Range:

1 to 2 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet and rich, with a crunchy texture

Cooking Tips:

fry whole ; the head and the shell are eaten