HOW TO: A Beginner's Guide To Wild Spot Prawns.

HOW TO: A Beginner's Guide To Wild Spot Prawns.

First time cooking spot prawns at home? No worries! If it is your first time, we recommend ordering the tails-only versus whole prawns so you don't have to deal with removing the head.

ORDER WHOLE OR TAILS-ONLY HERE: Spot Prawns

Native to B.C., these wild beauties are know around the world for having a sweet, delicate flavour with a firm texture. Wild B.C. spot prawns are recognized mostly due to their reddish brown colour that turns a bright shade of pink when cooked. They get their name from the white spots on their tail and white horizontal bars on the caraspace.  In Latin they are known as pandalus platycero.

 

 

 Right From The Ocean And Straight To Your Kitchen

1. PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE.
 
To place an order, simply add the Spot Prawns to your cart and select your AM pickup time. Since these items are fresh they will only be offered for pickup in the morning before 12pm. They will also not be available for pick up on Saturday as the last day of fishing for the week is Friday. For best results, please consume on the same day you pickup your order.

 

2. LOCAL FISHERMEN CATCH THE PRAWNS IN LOCAL WATERS.

Wild B.C. Spot Prawns are caught along the North Pacific Coast in deep water areas. Specifically in area like the Gulf Islands, Nootka Sound, Barkley Sound, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast and more. They live in sandy rocky habitats and are harvested in the ocean depths between 50m and 150m deep.  To catch spot prawns, the fishermen use shrimp traps. These sustainable traps are weighted to a buoy or a line and dropped in the water until its time to haul each trap. According to B.C. regulations, fishermen can only fish with 300 traps per license and can only haul up one trap per day between 7:00am and 7:00pm. One boat can have 2 licenses. These rules are in place to maintain the sustainability of this industry.

 

 

3. OUR TEAM PREPARES YOUR ORDER.

We receive the Wild B.C. Spot Prawns fresh from the boat at 5:30 am Tuesday-Friday and are received by our production team by 6:00 am . The Wild B.C. Spot Prawns are packed in a fully-recyclable, lined corrugated box with coolant on the top of the bag. Once the prawns arrive, our team then prepares the pre-orders in system for pick up at your selected time.

 

4. STORING & PREPARING THE PRAWNS.

Wild B.C. Spot Prawns come fresh so they should be cooked an eaten the day you pick up your order for the best results. There are multiple ways to prepare spot prawns just remember to clean them before cooking. The video above can help guide you in how to do that.

 

5. RELEASE YOUR INNER CHEF & TRY SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE RECIPES:

Our favourite way to cook spot prawns is to lightly poach the tails for just a minute, but if you are feeling creative, take a look at some of these recipes and see how versatile these delicious delicacies can really be !

https://www.countrygrocer.com/recipe/garlic-and-white-wine-spot-prawns/

https://sabrinacurrie.com/pacific-northwest-recipes-from-potager-garden/grilled-peel-and-eat-spot-prawns-with-garlic-herb-butter/

https://www.swallowtail.ca/blog/bc_spot_prawns_recipe/

 


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