The Best Shrimp & Prawns
Spanish Red Carabineros Jumbo Prawns
DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES: More like dwarf lobsters than shrimp—an incredible 2-3 per pound, Red Carabineros Jumbo Prawns (Plesiopenaes edwardsianus) are very large and known for their ruby red coloring that remains even after cooked. The fleshy, distinctive tail meat is divinely buttery.
BEHIND THE PRODUCT: Sometimes called Scarlet Cardinal Prawns, the Carabineros Prawn earns its name from the brightly colored red uniforms of the Spanish Police (Carabineros). Their color comes from their diet of pink plankton.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: The most important thing to know about cooking red carabineros is to be sure to cook them slowly, and take care not to overcook them. Steam (do not boil), poach, grill, or sauté as you would lobster. To panfry, heat your favorite olive oil or butter (we recommend Echiré French Butter), in a pan. Add a generous amount of salt to the pan, and cook 3-4 minutes on each side. Stop cooking when the head is swollen. Enjoy the firm tail meat, and use the heads and shells for soup stock. True seafood connoisseurs will enjoy eating the legs and head. In Europe, the heads are often enjoyed as the ultimate delicacy of the sea.
QUANTITY: 1 Box (2.2 lb./1 kilo). Whole / Heads & Tails intact
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
- Keep Frozen. Thaw by refrigeration 18-24 hours. Cook before serving.
No chemicals or preservatives. All natural. GMO free.
New Caledonian Salt Prawns (French Blue Prawns)
DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES: This is "that prawn" you've enjoyed at Michelin-starred European and Asian restaurants. Exceptional flavor is found in every delectable bite of our New Caledonian Salt Prawns (Litopenaeus stylirostris), also known as French Blue Prawns. The perfect combination of sweet and briny pairs with a creamy but firm texture that is more similar to lobster than prawns. The use of GMO's and antibiotics is banned from its aquaculture.
BEHIND THE PRODUCT: Carefully watched over by the native people in the region, these beauties achieve their brilliant color by feeding off of the surrounding organic marine plankton. Nestled between Tahiti and Australia is the secluded island of New Caledonia. New Caledonian Salt Prawns have can be raised for only seven or eight months a year, making them one of the rarest prawns available.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Simple Asian ingredients such as ginger and lemongrass accent its sweetness. Grill or steam as you would lobster. Blue Prawns are also the only French shrimp discerning enough for serving sashimi-style in Japan—do so simply with a hint of fresh lime and salt.
QUANTITY: 2.2 lbs. / 1 kilo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Georgia and the Ross Sea near Antarctica
- Raw. Keep frozen. Thaw by refrigeration for 12-18 hours prior to cooking.
- Contains shellfish.
Farmed and sustainably caught. No chemicals or preservatives.
New Zealand Langoustines
$187.00– Special Order
Temporarily out of stock. Available May 15. DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES: New Zealand prawns (Metanephrops challengeri) are sweet, juicy, and a true gift from the sea. They may also be known as Norway Lobsters,...
Fantail Vietnamese Fried Shrimp
DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES: This is one of our best-selling products. Large and impressive, our Fantail Shrimp are butterflied, then hand-battered and flash-frozen for optimum freshness. Ready to cook, straight from the freezer.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Deep-fry, or gently brush with oil and bake in 425º until crisp (approx. 20 minutes). Serve as an appetizer or an entrée with your favorite spicy cocktail sauce.
QUANTITY: 2.5 lbs. (approx 30 pcs.)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Vietnam
- Keep Frozen until ready to cook.
- Contains Shellfish.