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Shrimp, Wild Sea Tiger Prawn

Latin Name: Penaeus monodon

Tableside Information:

Common Names - Salt Prawn, Giant Prawn, Giant Sea Tiger, Giant Asian Prawn

Monster in size. 

Crunchy Snap, Sweet, Buttery, Creamy

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Recently the United States opened import relations with the nation of Myanmar. This has allowed the importation of a brilliant prawn species, the Sea Tiger. The Sea Tiger is net harvested in the Bay of Bengal, and is graded, packaged, and blast frozen on the shrimping vessels. It is then quickly shipped to cold storage here in the United States.

THE PRAWN - The Sea Tiger has long been a staple food source for Asia. Regarded as a gorgeous, yet monstrous Saltwater Prawn, the Sea Tiger begins the bite with a snap. The subsequent chew offers a creamy and buttery texture that is full of sweetness. The Sea Tiger lends itself to many versatile applications. The usage is as vast as the culinary imagination. Soldier packing allows the Prawn to retain its structural integrity. Attached legs and antennae show that the Sea Tiger have been handled with the utmost care. This translates to a brilliant plate presentation.

Broil, Poach, Saute, Grill, Ama Ebi 

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Seasonality:

Year Round

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Range & Habitat:

Myanmar

Origin:

Bay of Bengal

Producer:

SFS Partnership

Harvest Method:

Net Caught

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