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Spot Prawns

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Last night i had some spot prawns for the first time as part of a larger "Canoe plate" at, of course, Canoe. I enjoyed them and would like to try them again. So does anybody know of any other restaurant serving them? Or, even better, know of a fishmonger selling them? I'd like to get hold of some and try fixing them for myself and friends. All I know about them is that they're from BC and have a relatively short season. TIA.

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  1. Bill's Lobster on Gerrard has them live in a tank. So did T&T, not sure about now, but I saw them at Bill's this weekend.

    Bill's Lobster
    599 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

    1. I saw some at Diana's Seafood but I'm sorry I can't recall if it was last Saturday or a couple of weeks ago. May want to give them a call.

      Diana's Seafood
      2101 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R, CA

      1. They have been at St. Lawrence the last few weekends as well.

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        1. re: Derksen

          There was a vendor at Brickworks market last weekend that had spot prawns.

          1. re: EarlyDrive

            That would be fisherfolk, yes they have spot prawns but not fresh/live. What they have are frozen in a block, nothing wrong with that as long as that's what you are expecting.

        2. Malena on Avenue south of Davenport has them on their menu

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          1. re: Flexitarian

            I've had them at Origin and I also had a quesadilla with spot prawn at Great Cooks on Eight.

          2. For a totally different taste experience, try them cooked in the current popular Chinese way of 'Wok frying them with minced garlic and Maggi sauce'. This dish is currently available in most Chinese restaurants including O Mei, Fantasy Eatery, Emperor, Maple Yip and Spring Villa. Except for Maple Yip, I've eaten the dish in the other four restauarnts. Standard for all four are very high. Fantasy eatery in Scarborough has the best deal ($1 per oz in units of 8 ozs). They also offer at least 8 different preparation methods.

            O Mei
            248 Steeles Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J1A1, CA

            Fantasy Eatery
            505 7 Hwy E, Richmond Hill, ON L3T7P6, CA

            1. If you are looking for live spotted prawns try any Asian super market or fish monger with tanks. The Asian retailers will be the least costly and the turn over is very high so the prawns will be fresh. Frozen prawns can be found all over the city just call and ask.

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              1. re: M.Pallister

                I saw one place on Spadina that has them but they charge $17.99 per pound! and at least half of them were dead. I think at T&T they are like half that price and fresher.

                1. re: Teep

                  In the T&T outpost at Bathurst St. and Centre St., yesterday morning, there was one holding tank devoted to spot prawns. But the tank itself was almost empty, with one teensy little prawn cowering low down in a corner, apparently refusing to be snooped up for Charles Yu's dinner that evening. Maybe there was another delivery scheduled for later in the day. I didn't ask.

                  1. re: juno

                    If you don't ask, you won't know when the season is over.

              2. They are on the menu at The Atlantic and also have been available recently at Rodney's.

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