Wild Caught, these are one of the most sort after prawns in the world
These are a large deep-sea prawn that hail from the Eastern Atlantic. They are renowned for their jumbo size and striking bright red colour. U-10, so under 10 in a net weight box of 800 grams
Known by a plethora of names:
- In Spanish and Portuguese it is “Carabineros.”
- To the English as “Scarlet Shrimp or “Cardinal Prawns.
Their distinct red color does not change when cooked. More distinct and robust in flavor than other shrimps or langoustine, they are also coveted for their large size.
While their meat resides in the tail, their cephalothoraxes (head and body) are not to be overlooked and are excellent for making clear and creamed soups and sauces to which it adds flavor and red color. None of this prawn should go to waste, and some Europeans consider the flavor of their heads as a “delicacy”.
Traditionally prepared in Spain and Portugal as simply salted and grilled, some suggest that they should be treated as a delicate small lobster versus a simple shrimp.