Black Tiger Prawns
The name derived from its jungle namesake, these black tiger shrimps are striped and large, average size between 9 to 11 inches harvested. Also called the giant tiger prawn, black tiger prawn, jumbo tiger prawn, BT Shrimp, sugpo, leader prawn, and grass prawn. A marine crustacean widely sought after to be served as food.
Perfect prawns for a nice flavor and presentation. Majestic in its size, appearance and superb in its flavor. Moist with a bite that is crisp and a pleasant shrimp taste. Make this the centerpiece for your guests.
This versatile seafood can be cooked in many ways, from a simple dish to extravagant party meals. From grilling, stir-fry, or saute to boiling, steaming, or broiling.
- Fun hors d'oeuvres - shrimp cocktail, tempura, grilled shrimp on skewers
- Great with seafood pasta
- Superb in casserole dishes
These prawns are low in fat and most of the fat contents are the good ones that can help enhance blood cholesterol levels. They also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that may help lower the risk of heart disease and contribute in brain function. However, these are also rich in cholesterol and in sodium. Care to pair with a heap of veggies or consume in moderation.
These are also a good source of protein, which one can opt for over red meat from time to time. A hundred-gram serving gives away 46% of the daily recommended intake of this nutrient.
In addition, they are rich in selenium, an essential trace mineral that plays a significant role in keeping the immune system healthy and has antioxidant properties. The same serving provides 71% of the daily value need.
They contain as well a good amount of phosphorus, vitamin B12 and small amounts of other vitamins and minerals.
Allergens: Crustaceans, sulfites
In the refrigerator
Take out of the freezer and remove from packaging. Put in a lightly covered container.
Leave to thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Place pack under cold running water.
24 hours in a fridge
365 days in a freezer at -18°C
Lemon Butter Garlic Prawns
1 block Black Tiger Prawns
¾ cups Better Butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 cloves garlic
2 lemons - juice
Salt & pepper
1 tsp fresh parsley or (flash frozen parsley)
To Defrost Prawns: Open bag and leave in the refrigerator overnight, or leave at room temperature for about 3 hours.
In a wok or large pan, melt the butter and add oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds. Add lemon juice, and saute for another 30 seconds. Add defrosted prawns.
Stir-fry until color of prawn changes to pink and thoroughly cooked (about 4 to 5 minutes). Cooking the prawn with the heads on adds to the flavor to the dish.
Add salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle parsely. Transfer and assemble prawns to a nice serving dish and serve.