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Premium Proteins Paleo Choices Wild Pacific Spot Prawns 16 oz tray, large, shell-on
Wild Pacific Spot Prawns

Wild Pacific Spot Prawns

16 oz tray, large, shell-on

Product #FSP501

Our pure, delicious Spot Prawns are harvested sustainably in cold, clean Alaskan waters and come to you in convenient 16 oz trays.

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Wild Pacific Spot Prawns 16 oz tray, large, shell-on
$ 46.00 New in stock
Wild Pacific Spot Prawns 16 oz tray, large, shell-on
$ 88.00 New in stock
Wild Pacific Spot Prawns 16 oz tray, large, shell-on
$ 123.00 New in stock

Note: Some of your prawns may have roe (eggs) attached. These are perfectly edible, and are rich in omega-3s.

Features:

  • Shell- and tail-on
  • 32 to 36 prawns per lb.*
  • No additives or preservatives
  • Frozen on board upon harvest
  • Nitrogen-flushed to exclude oxygen
  • Product of USA (Alaska)

Our pure, delicious spot prawns are harvested sustainably in cold, clean waters off southeast Alaska.

Upon harvest they're water-glazed, flash-frozen, and packed in nitrogen-flushed trays to lock in their fresh-caught quality.

Their name stems from the bright white dots that mark their shells; it's equally accurate to call them spot prawns or spot shrimp.

Some of our prawns may include an extra special treat — a clutch of omega-3-rich red roe on their bellies. This can be gently captured with a spoon to use as a garnish, or simply removed and discarded with the shells after cooking.

Spot prawns (Pandalus platyceros) are abundant and the fishery is well-managed and sustainable. There are very low rates of "by-catch" because the Prawns are caught with small individual traps instead of large trawls and dredges.


*Standard retail practice is to label shrimp and prawns large when there are 26-40 per lb.

Average Ratings: 4

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"Better than any specialty store shrimp while caught shrimp" Sunday on 05/20/2018 04:20 Review: I’ve been buying from VitalChoice for years. They stand behind their guarantee. I once received a shipment of shrimp with cut in the packaging, customer service advised it was probably a box cutter and replaced all damaged packages. As for the quality of shrimp, it’s fantastic. I lived in Florida for years purchasing seafood from specialty markets or local seafood fish markets, I go to the beach yearly, and always purchase seafood from local fish markets ( right on or near the docks ); oddly their shrimp is nothing like VitalChoice’s Wild Pacific Shrimp. It doesn’t compare. There’s a distinct difference in taste and quality. Even the shrimp shell is different. The VitalChoice Wild Pacific Shrimp shell is much thicker and more spiny than gulf shrimp. When I’ve purchased Wild Pacific shrimp in specialty stores it still doesn’t compare. Try it side by side, and you will see.

"The freshest" Deb R on 03/30/2018 06:46 Review: Love these prawns, especially knowing they are wild!!

"Spot prawns" Patti Loranger on 02/23/2018 15:37 Review: First time I ordered these, they were large and firm. This time they were smaller and kind of soft and just didn't taste as awesome as the first order. I would order them one more time to see if they've improved as it's a good, reputable company.

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Ingredients: Wild spot prawns.
Nutrition Facts
Pacific Spot Prawns Large - 16 oz
Serving Size 85g (3 oz)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0
Trans Fat 0g 0
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0
Dietary Fiber 0g 0
Sugars 0g 0
Protein 17g

Total Omega-3s 285mg

EPA 145mg
DHA 122mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Storage
Keep frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C).

Held under these conditions, Pacific Spot Prawns should retain their quality for at least six to 12 months.

NOTE: Seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.

Thawing instructions
Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).

Before thawing, puncture or remove packaging.For quick-thawing, place frozen package in cool water for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, just until prawns are flexible.

Once thawed, immediately cook or refrigerate (if refrigerating, puncture package). Prior to cooking, do not allow prawns to reach temperatures above 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).

Preparation

  • Keep prawns frozen until about an hour prior to cooking.
  • Soak the frozen sealed container in a sink or basin of cool water for about 30 minutes.
  • Pour the contents into a strainer and rinse with fresh, cold water to melt away any remaining ice.
  • Prawns can be prepared whole or as peeled and de-veined. (There are no health or culinary reasons to de-vein prawns: it’s simply a matter of aesthetic preference.)
  • To quickly peel and de-vein prawns, take a pair of sharp kitchen scissors and cut down the middle of the back shell right to the tail tip. Then break open the shell and pull it off leaving the tail attached. Pull or wash out the vein.

Cooking/Serving Tips*

  • Prawns can be grilled, baked, sautéed, boiled, steamed, or skewered and grilled
  • Prawns take only 1 to 2 minutes to be done. Remove Prawns from heat as soon as they turn pink: overcooking will toughen them.
  • Prawns go well in all kinds of pasta dishes — including scampi and pesto — and can be served cold with cocktail sauce (ketchup plus a touch of horseradish) or the dip of your choice. We like dipping them in a blend of melted butter and olive oil, seasoned with our Organic Salmon Marinade mix.

*Note: Consumption of raw or partially cooked shellfish creates a risk of serious illness, especially to people with medical conditions that compromise immunity. Vulnerable individuals should avoid eating raw or partially cooked shellfish.

Frozen foods are packed with dry ice
and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).

Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.

Standard Shipping Fees
  • Up to $49.99 = $4.95 shipping
  • $50 - $98.99 = $9.95 shipping
  • $99 and over = FREE shipping
Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)
  • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
  • Free standard shipping applies to all orders of $99 or more sent to any U.S. street address.
  • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.
When will my frozen foods arrive?
  • Orders placed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or before 10 AM Tuesday will ship on Tuesday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
  • Orders placed between 10 AM Tuesday and 10 AM Wednesday will ship on Wednesday* to arrive 1-2 days later.
  • Orders placed after 10 AM on Wednesday through 12:00 midnight Friday will ship on Monday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
*Except when a holiday falls on the designated shipping day.

For more information, see our Shipping page.