The Ridgeback Shrimp is actually a prawn and is a smaller, more available species than the Spot Prawn. It is the only species of rock shrimp that is found along the Western Coast of the US. The meat is inordinately sweet, deep in flavor and as delicate as crab. Ridgeback Shrimp are tiny – not even 2 inches long in most cases -- and can be difficult to peel, but aficionados know it’s worth the effort! They lend themselves to a variety of preparations, but are most delicious simply seared in olive oil or butter with your seasonings of choice.
Sold by the pound. Available September - April. Call for details. Origin: Santa Barbara