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Spot Prawns season started?

wyf May 4, 2013 07:50 AM

I'm in Vancouver for today and am hoping to eat spot prawns (missed the festival by one week). Has the season started and if so, where would I be able to eat some either at a restaurant or bought to cook? I'm hoping that Go Fish! on Granville Island will have some but I'm open for suggestions!

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  1. fmed RE: wyf May 4, 2013 10:49 AM

    I believe it starts next week on May 11th. I has already started (today actually) in Washington State (where they correctly call them Spot "Shrimp".)

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      johnny101golf RE: wyf May 4, 2013 01:53 PM

      Yep i was told it is May 12th but it could be May 11th like fmed mentioned otherwise looking forward to it..Yummmmm!

      1. fmed RE: wyf May 8, 2013 04:34 PM

        I heard that it actually officially started today.

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        1. re: fmed
          Sam Salmon RE: fmed May 8, 2013 07:34 PM

          Yes I saw Prawners leaving the harbour this AM.

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          kinnickinnik RE: wyf May 8, 2013 07:06 PM

          Kits Daily Kitchen is offering a couple of dishes on today's menu - a ceviche starter and butter poached main

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            barcosbarcos RE: wyf May 10, 2013 08:26 PM

            Supposedly first boats are going to be in tonight. I hear it's going to be a pretty short season as well so expect higher prices.

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              Jzone RE: wyf May 12, 2013 04:09 PM

              Just got back from the GI docks with 6lbs. They are larger this year and look great! Gonna toss them in some oil with garlic and salt and throw them on a hot grill for moms day tonight. Woo Hoo! :)

              Happy Mom's day to all moms out there. Cheers.

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                Quattrociocchi RE: Jzone May 13, 2013 07:32 AM

                Can you tell me how much they cost per pound Jzone?

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                  Jzone RE: Quattrociocchi May 13, 2013 10:41 AM

                  They were $14 lb. That might be because it was day 2 so they could hit $12 in the next week or two.

                  As a follow up they turned out perfectly and we all over ate just a little :)

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                    Sam Salmon RE: Jzone May 13, 2013 02:47 PM

                    $14.99/lb @ Gar Lock on E Georgia St in Chinatown-ditto @ the place on Gore St- T&T was $15.88/lb IIRC.

                    1. re: Sam Salmon
                      Quattrociocchi RE: Sam Salmon May 13, 2013 03:36 PM

                      A big boo to all the fish mongers and retailers who jacked up the price for Mother's Day - T&T "special" price was $18.88 yesterday, and Oakridge Fish Market did the same, rising from $15 to $18-19.00. Hate when they do that.

              2. gnashingshitfactory RE: wyf May 17, 2013 07:17 PM

                $13.99 /lb at T&T Richmond today. (May 17th)
                Had chick lobster @ $7.99 each and HUGE old lobster at $7.99/lb.
                One claw missing Dungeoness at $5.99/lb
                And other odd (although tasty looking) crab at $7.99/lb

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