Our Black Tiger Prawns come from Vietnam, and are available year-round. Raw, it is gray, with black stripes on its shell. When cooked, its shell turns a bright red, and its flesh becomes tinged with a red-orange color. It has a mild flavor, and even when cooked, will be softer than other shrimp meat. Black Tiger Prawns are easy to peel and prepare, and can be cooked with or without the shell.
There is a wide array of things you can do with these delicious Black Tiger Prawns. You can use them in your salads and pastas. It’s great with spaghetti, olive oil, lemon, and garlic. Cook them with garlic ginger soy sauce, or stir-fried with salt and pepper. They’re also so delicious when grilled. Serve them with ribs for a little surf-n-turf, and a side of grilled corn—perfect Sunday lunch!
The Bow Tie Duck gets its Black Tiger Prawns from Vietnam. Aquaculture organization, BINCA, who works towards sustainability, worked with Thadimexco, a Vietnamese import-export company to use the latter’s Thanh Doan farms to create the first Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified Black Tiger shrimp farm in Vietnam. It received its certification in October of 2014. The farms are family-run, and the shrimp are raised and fed naturally. They feed on what the mangroves provide, and antibiotics are prohibited.
Store shrimp in the freezer immediately. Frozen shrimp stay fresh for up to 18 months in the freezer. Cooked shrimp are safe for up to four days, refrigerated.