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Wild BC Spot Prawns are a delicacy known around the world for their sweet and elegant flavour and firm texture. The largest of the commercially available shrimp found on the west coast of Canada, Organic Ocean BC Spot Prawns are sustainably harvested using baited traps. These traps have little impact on the sea bed and see very little bycatch making them a responsible choice for those that care about the environment. To make sure stocks remain strong, the BC Spot Prawn fishery only occurs once a year starting in May and runs for an average of 53 days.
For best results, thaw in the tub overnight in the refrigerator. Organic Ocean Spot Prawns are excellent when eaten raw as sashimi or crudo. If you choose to cook them, they are best cooked shell on - either boiled, sauteed or even on the BBQ, then easily peeled and ready to devour. The trick is not to overcook your prawns. To ensure your prawns are perfectly prepared, cook only one to two minutes or until the prawns just turn pink. For fun spot prawn cooking ideas, check out our Chef’s Tips here.
Fun fact - all BC Spot Prawns are hermaphrodites that are born males and then spend the final two years of their life as females.
I have been ordering them on a regular basis for the past two years or so because I prefer the taste and texture to shrimp. Simple preparations seem best, e.g. shallots, garlic, butter, and lemon or white wine splashes. Note: careful when shelling them. The underside has sharp parts.
Oooh shallots and spot prawns sounds like a great combination, thanks for sharing Scott!
We added the Spot Prawn Tails to our order for the first time and loved them! Cooked them as instructed by Chef Robert Clark's video "Easiest Way To Cook a Spot Prawn" and served them with garlic butter sauce and chopped green onion on pasta. All the family could say is "you need to buy these again"!
Chef Rob knows best! We're so happy to hear the whole family enjoyed the spot prawns!
We gave this as part of a Christmas gift of seafood to my step father. He cooked them in garlic butter for a New Year’s Eve party. Guests loved them.
These spot prawns are absolutely amazing! We put them on top of a mushroom risotto. It was so delicious! Will be getting more for sure!
Looks amazing Caroline, nothing better than B.C. spot prawns eh?
|Common Name||Latin Name||Production Method||Harvest Method||Country of Origin||FAO Region||Processing Country||Sustainability Ratings|
|Spot Prawn||Pandalus platyceros||Wild||Pot/Trap||Canada||FAO 67||Canada||OW, SWGA|