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.