The « bouquet » (Palaemon serratus) is really pink only after it has been cooked. When alive, the shrimp is more translucent with dark vertical lines on its belly. This species can be mixed with others from the same Palaemon family.
This crustacean became bigger and more sizeable then the grey shrimp. The “bouquet” likes rocks and seaweed while the grey one prefers sandy areas.
The fishing conditions of this species are controlled by the authorities so this product is rare and based on availability, which explains its relatively high price.
The Bouquet is mainly fished with pots and most abundant during the end of summer and autumn.
Product Features: Chilled/Cooked in seawater – Origin Roscoff, Brittany – Based on Availability
French Name: Crevettes Bouquet de Roscoff