What is Crystal Shrimp?
Crystal shrimp is not a small white shrimp, but a type of crustacean found mainly in the waters of Andalusia, about two hours from the coast. Crystal shrimp have generated a sudden gastronomic interest in recent years and have quickly become an important part of the diet of seafood lovers.
It is an ideal option for those who want to try something different and special, as this seafood variety is not found in other parts of the world, not even in other parts of Spain.
It is said to have a sweet and mild taste, similar to shrimp, and is used in dishes such as shrimp soup, shrimp noodles, and salads. However, the best way to enjoy this delicacy in Andalusia is fried, previously coated in flour, providing them with a crispy texture and an incomparable flavor.
Crystal Shrimp in El Gallo Ronco
At Gallo Ronco, we are proud to offer our customers the best fresh seafood products, and crystal shrimp is one of our specialties.
In our restaurant, we prepare crystal shrimp just right, respecting its natural flavor and texture, and serve it with a pinch of salt and accompanied (if the diner prefers) with a good glass of wine.
It is very important not to choose a wine with a very strong flavor, as it would distort the taste of the shrimp, even blocking its flavor completely. Traditionally, the most obvious pairing between wine and crystal shrimp is with white wine. A safe choice is to opt for Baron de Rivero white wine, a dry white wine that delights us with connotations of exotic fruits and a slight salty touch. You can find this white wine, as well as an extensive assortment of wines, beers, and other beverages in our dedicated wine list.
If you are looking for a unique and authentic culinary experience, do not hesitate to ask for our special Crystal Shrimp dish on your next visit. We guarantee an explosion of flavor and quality in every bite!