Friday, May 7, 2010
Spot Prawns are here!
It's BC SPOT PRAWN SEASON!
And the annual Spot Prawn Festival is tomorrow at False Creek Fisherman's Wharf (near Granville Island).
Spot prawns are local to the waters off BC's West coast. They're only available for about 80 days, with the season beginning in May. They are caught wild, not farmed, and they are deemed sustainable under the Ocean Wise program.
Unfortunately for you (and me), Spot Prawns are not easy to come by. As Remy Scalza states in his article, line ups at the Fisherman's Wharf are long and shoppers often swarm the boats before they have even docked to get the sweet, shellfish. Plus they are expensive - $12 a pound expensive. If you aren't lucky enough to score some of your own fresh BC Spot Prawns, perhaps you will be lucky enough to dine at one of the fine Vancouver restaurants featuring Spot Prawns on its menu.
Also check out this article by local Iron Chef Rob Feenie, including a Spot Prawn recipe.