How many jumbo or large prawns in a pound?
I'm sure it's not rocket science (and I could just call the cute guy at my local foo-foo market fish counter and ask him), but does anyone know how many prawns there are in a pound? Jumbo vs. Large?
There is usually a number associated with small things like shrimp, prawns, scallops. I have some 21/25 shrimp in my freezer, they are of a size that will average 21 to 25 shrimp per pound. I'd say they are medium size. Large are probably 16/20s, or 13/15s. Check for a number on the package or wrapper to see what you have bought.
Depends on what you consider "jumbo".
Prawns (shrimp) sizes are graded by # per pound. The most common rest "jumbo" I've seen fall into the 21 to 25/lb or 16 to 20/lb category.
Shrimp in shrimp salads are usually in the 51 to 60/lb.
You can look at the chart at the bottom of this page:
Jfood likes the 16/20 for grilling for two reasons. First think of the number you have to shell and clean. second they can take the grill heat well fso they do not get overcooked inside. for pasta dishes jfood moves to the next smaller 21/25. these seem to keep a nice ratio of sauce to shrimp so they compliment each other.
believe it or not costco has the <15 size and these on the grill and then the plate are fantastic. the local grocer sometimes has <9 and these look like they need a leash and you can walk them in the 'hood.