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The San Diego Kellet's Whelk Snail


Harvest Method: Traps (bycatch of lobster fishery)

Location caught: Off the San Diego coast

Your Fisherman: Andy and Charlie Saraspe 

Description and facts: 

Average pieces per pound: Description and facts: 

Cooking Methods & Tips:

Boil in salted water: 12-15 minutes

Saraspe Family Tips: Similar to abalone; juicy, salty, and perfectly tender when tenderized (To tenderize: pound or freeze).

Nutrition (3 oz): Protein: 40.5g, Fat: 0.7g, Carbohydrates: 13.2g

Whelk is an EXCELLENT source of vitamin B12 having over 600% of the daily recommended value. Whelk is also a great source of vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, and potassium.