Crabs and sundry Crustaceans

Camarão, Camarão grande, Santola, Zapateira


Camarão

Camarão

Camarão, the everyday shrimp, is called, for instance, camarón in Spain, crevette in France or Granat in Germany. Its representatives are the common prawn (Leander sp.) and the pink shrimp (Palaemon serratus), found all along the European Atlantic coast

 

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Camarão grande

Camarão grande

Camarão grande is the universal term for the Spanish gamba arrosa (the blue and red shrimp), carabineiros (the giant red prawn as well as the scarlet shrimp) and camarão tigre, the expensive brown tiger prawn (Penaeus esculentus). The best place to find

 

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Santola

Santola

Santola (Maja squinado), the common spider crab, feeds on small forms of animal life and starfish and belongs to the crab family. Its delicate sweet flesh is highly prized – if you can ever find it. Unfortunately, the spider crab all too often consists

 

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Zapateira

Zapateira

Zapateira (Cancer pagurus), the common edible crab or puncher, is an affordable treat and I would recommend it to anyone who likes picking at food. Most of the meat is located in the carapace and has to be extracted carefully with the stem of a spoon. Con

 

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