- Product Form Upon Delivery: raw, peeled and de-veined
- Size: Large (21/25 shrimp per pound)
- Species: Litopanaeus monodan (Black Tiger shrimp)
- Temperature History: IQF, once-frozen, thawed at 38 F at our facility at the Port of Seattle
- Taste: sweet, plump, mild
- Texture: meaty, firm, slightly dry, and dense
- Origin: Indo-Pacific - Thailand, India, Vietnam, Philippines
- Catch Method: aquaculture
- Availability: year-round
- Sustainability Rating: Good Alternative- Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
- Recommended Preparation: Sauté, Boil, Steam, Poach, Grill, Broil, Sear
- Pack Size: by the pound
- Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound) Calories 210, Fat 1.8g, Cholesterol 215mg, Sodium 600mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 39g, Calcium 230mg, Iron 1mg, Vitamin B12 1mcg, Potassium 650mg, Vitamin A 32mcg, Vitamin D 0 UI, Omega 3's ~ 75mg
Black Tiger prawns pop in your mouth and are plump, sweet and juicy. The meat is firm and resilient and the flavor is mild and ocean-like.
The Black Tiger prawns are a wild species of shrimp that inhabit the Indo-Pacific region and are not generally harvested from wild populations for widespread commercial distribution. Instead, Tiger shrimp are grown in various aquaculture environments because the cost of production is but a fraction of that incurred by harvesting wild-stock. On its face, it would seem like the aquaculture harvest would relieve the ocean from unnecessary fishing pressures, but it still exerts its own environmental pressures and in a different direction. The waste from the shrimp aquaculture systems can be extremely damaging to the nearby environments that in comes in contact with, but it is very possible to shift to a more sustainable farming approach without much cost. Waste recycling and re-purposing can become an industry in its own right and the environmental damage can be relived.