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May 3, 2012 05:43 AM

Spot Prawns

I know the season's just begun - but I was hoping to get some for dinner tomorrow night... I'll call Bill's tomorrow - but if anybody sees them, can you post it here? I don't remember in past years, do we usually get them in Toronto right after the season begins?


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  1. Was wondering that myself. Will look at the T&T flyer on Friday, maybe they'll get some in. I know Vancouver's spot prawn festival is on May 5 (at least I read that in the GLobe the other day). So would expect them after that.

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    1. re: grandgourmand

      i think ive seen some in tanks at t&t and foody already. they did not seem very lively though... could they be some other type of live shrimp?

      1. re: Pigurd

        they could be another variety of "live" prawns. not spot prawns, perhaps.

    2. I have seen postings on spot prawns before. What is the difference in profile from, for example, PC frozen tiger shrimp?

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      1. re: scottl

        They are seasonal, sold live, fresh and sweet. Smaller than most tiger shrimp. Considered a spring delicacy.

        1. re: jayt90

          I talked to Bill's, they thought next week.... i'll check T and T tomorrow...

      2. T & T warden has them for $19.99 per lb.

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        1. re: smfan

          Yeah, my wife bought some last night for my in-laws. They thoroughly enjoyed them. They should drop to $14.99/lb later in the season.

          1. re: grandgourmand

            Good to know. Does anyone also know when the season ends?

            1. re: vil

              West coast season ends around end of June. Florida varietal starts in late October early November.

              1. re: Charles Yu

                Thanks, it looks like there is still plenty of time to try this. I am a big fan of the Maine shrimp but somehow have been missing out on this one.

                1. re: vil

                  I'm visiting from Texas and it's been about 7 years since I've had spot prawns. Any suggestion as to where I can get these at a good tasty price point at a restaurant?