Our premium Mexican brown shell-on shrimp are called El Cortez. This shrimp has a golden brown or tan shell that turns coral when cooked. The meat is white and has a rich flavor and firm texture. Brown shrimp tend to be found in deeper waters with higher salinity than the white shrimp. El Cortez spawn year-round but the main harvest occurs in late September through early April. This shrimp screams quality and on the East Coast, can only be found at Lawrence Street Seafood Co.