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.