Five spot prawn recipes and where to buy before it’s too late

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Spot Prawns by Taraneh Ghajar Jerven Although the annual Spot Prawn Festival took place on May 7, it’s not too late to cook up the catch of the season at home. Kitsilano’s 7 Seas fishmonger at 2328 West 4th has spot prawns in stock at $13.95 per pound. There’s no telling how long the spot prawn season will continue, so don’t wait.

For spot prawn newbies, let me emphasize that these shrimp are worth it. They’re the largest species available in Canada’s waters, and are known for their sweet, delicate flavor and firm flesh. Here are five spot prawn recipes that will inspire your inner chef.

RECIPES

Quick Spot Prawn Red Curry

Refuel’s Boiled Spot Prawns with Soya Chili Dipping Sauce

Rob Feenie’s Sautéed Spot Prawns with Garlic, Jalapenos, Fresh Herbs and Spicy Mayo

Gordon Ramsay’s Spot Prawns with Orange and Tequila

Grilled Spot Prawns with
Parmesan Herb Baste

Last modified: May 30, 2011

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