BC Spot Prawns

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bc spot prawns

Rarely sold in Canada, Spot Prawns are usually sold to Japan for sushi… but they are now available at Lepp Farm Market. This simple recipe lets the real prawn flavour come to life!

Preparation of the Prawns:

In order for the prawns to cook at the same time, empty the container of frozen prawns into a deep bowl with enough cold water to cover them completely. Leave them for 5 minutes, at which time they can be separated from each other. Once they are separated, let them sit about 10 minutes on a plate so they are completely thawed.


1/3 cup olive oil (or half butter and half olive oil)
3 or 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/8 teaspoon of hot dry chili flakes (optional)

  1. Heat the oil on medium heat. Add the prawns and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and test a prawn. If not to your liking, cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Do NOT overcook as the prawns will go soft. BC Prawns, unlike others prawns, go soft when overcooked… a few seconds can make all the difference.
  4. It’s better to slightly undercook than to overcook them. Enjoy!

Preparing Live Wild BC Spot Prawns

  1. Remove heads immediately
  2. Pack into a bowl or container of your choosing
  3. Cover with ice and refrigerate to ensure prawns maintain their structure for up to three days
  4. Pour off melted ice each day and replace

Freezing Live Wild BC Spot Prawns

  1. Remove the head and pack prawn tails loosely into a plastic container
  2. Completely cover tails with saline solution (1 tsp salt to 1.5 cup water) remembering that water expands as it freezes
  3. We will have available for purchase that day, the 500 ml and 1 litre plastic containers that are best for freezing them. Alternately, they can also be frozen in water in freezer zip-lock bags.

That’s all it takes for you to be able to enjoy this BC delicacy all year long!

Preparation instructions taken from http://www.wildbcspotprawns.com/