Key West Pink Shrimp
Omni Shrimp’s focus is on Key West Shrimp also called “Pinks”. Key West Pinks are the highest of quality and best tasting of all shrimp species available.
We pride ourselves on domestic wild caught shrimp which are free of Phosphates and other unhealthy additives.
These Wild Caught shrimp are harvested from the crystal clear waters of Dry Tortugas to Tarpon Springs, Florida. Seasonality of the Key West Pink Shrimp is typically November through June. With their sweet and mild flavor, they can be enjoyed as peel and eat shrimp or incorporated easily into any other recipe.
Like most shrimp that turn pink after cooking, Key West Pink Shrimp are a beautiful pink color and turn opaque after cooking. The shell color is indicative of the species and the environment in which they live. Key West Pink Shrimp live in the clean coral sand off the west coast of Florida which contributes to the pink shell color as well as the sweet taste. Key West Pink Shrimp are not only unique in color but can also be identified by the red dot on the shell.
Nearly 85 percent of the pink shrimp harvested in the United States comes from the west coast of Florida. Prized for their sweet, tender meat, pink shrimp are caught fresh year-round, but are more abundant during winter months.
Florida “Pinks” or Gulf Shrimp as they are sometimes called can reach 11 inches and can live up to 24 months.
Ship to Shore
Our fishermen catch the Pinks then immediately place them in on-board freezers to assure the highest quality is maintained.
Upon returning to the dock, the shrimp are kept frozen and shipped in a frozen container to our main processing facility, Gulf Crown Seafood Company located in Louisiana.
Key West Pink Sizes