Gambas de Palamós, the best shrimp in the World !
Gambas de Palamós
So good that people even suck the juice out of the heads and shells, ensuring that they savour every last morsel.
In this article we will present to you this famous shrimp.
Why is gamba de Palamós the best shrimp the world?
You can find these shrimp in the most prestigious restaurants in the Mediterranean region and around the world. Simply cooked “a la plancha” or in many other preparations, their succulent amazing flavor is not to be missed.
Their flesh, more crisp than that of lobster, can be eaten raw, with salt and a drop of olive oil. But the iodized flavors of the sea are concentrated miraculously in their head, a delicious, natural bisque (soup) which can be sucked out between your two fingers (after removing the shell) or with the help of a straw.
How do I know I am getting authentic gambas de Palamós?
At the Lonja (fish market) de Palamós, every landed shrimp item is rigorously examined before the certified product label is applied.
The natural environment of Palamós shrimp
Gamba de Palamós is a jewel of the Mediterranean coast that is protected and cared for to ensure the sustainability of the species. Fishing this shrimp is strictly regulated, requiring special fishing gear, certifications and special authorization. In the town of Palamós there are only nine trawlers practicing the specialized shrimp fishing required to fish gamba de Palamós.
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Try gamba de Palamós for yourself
Cooking tips for gamba de Palamós
You can cook the shrimp different ways : Grilled, plancha, boiled or fried. The best way to cook gambas de Palamós is plancha or boiled.
The easiest way to eat it is simply with salt and lemon.