Bocas de Mar: did you know what they are?

Sea bream, shellfish mouths, or crab mouths, are large crab claws. Beneath their strong shells lies a tender and tasty meat capable of satisfying even the most demanding palates.

They usually come from the Atlantic coast and are an excellent option to add more variety to our diet. Moreover, as they are one of the most marvellous seafoods that exist due to their considerable size, they cannot be missing in a delicious seafood dish.

Although it is very common to eat them in bars and restaurants near the sea, their consumption has been extended to different regions, as it is now possible to buy bocas de mar online.

Bocas de Mar: What is their nutritional value?

Whether crabs are caught in fresh or salt water, these crustaceans have important health benefits. First of all, they have almost no fat, making them perfect for keeping you in shape. At the same time, they are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

To give you an idea, crab mouths have the same protein content as beef. They also contain an important essential amino acid known as L-tyrosine. This makes them ideal for increasing mental dexterity.

Sea bream are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for cardiovascular health and proper brain function. They also contain zinc and selenium, important minerals for the immune system.

How to consume sea breams?

Moderate consumption is recommended because, as with all seafood, daily consumption can lead to high uric acid levels. The ideal is to always vary and combine the consumption of seafood with fish.

On the other hand, the secret to an exquisite dish lies in using just the right amount of salt, and not overcooking. Otherwise, you can dry out the crab mouths too much.

Here are some additional ideas for preparing sea breams:

  • Sea Mouth SaladMix sea bream with fresh lettuce, avocado, cherry tomato and lemon dressing for a nutritious and delicious salad.
  • Grilled Sea Boccas a la PlanchaSeason the sea breams with salt, pepper and a touch of lemon. Grill for a few minutes until golden brown.
  • Bocas de Mar en Salsa VerdeCook the sea bream in a sauce made of parsley, garlic, white wine and fish stock. Serve hot with white rice.

In the gastronomic world, this crustacean is popular for its impressive flavour. In many dishes, sea breams are cooked and marinated with white wine. Undoubtedly, they are a delicacy whose consumption is growing steadily in Spain.

When is this seafood available?

When shellfish harvesters catch the crab, they remove its largest claw and then set it free. The pincer can easily grow back. The fishing process has two seasons. The first season starts in April and ends in August. The second season lasts from the last days of September to the end of April.

In addition, frozen sea breams are available all year round in our online shop. We offer a fast and secure shipping service, guaranteeing that the products arrive in perfect condition.

Finally, in case you wish to taste a delicious dish, enter our online shop and try the tasty sea breams.

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Pescados y Congelados Guerrero

A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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