There are many species of shrimp. Some shrimp stay as shrimp and do not get big like this species. Prawns are the largest of several species of shrimp. Pacific prawns get big and are good for eating. Prawns generally live for four years, starting their lives as males and maturing at one year of age. They function as mature males for two years and then transform into females in the final year of life. This condition is known as protandric hermaphrodism. They are nicest for eating and most desired, the bigger they get. Prawns do not bite, they stab.
Prawns, pictured are in the sub-order Dendrobranchiata. They are shrimp-like crustaceans.
A prawn is a large species of several species of shrimp.
Fresh from the sea, they taste like lobster, but after a few days or after freezing, they have a different taste; both are very much liked. When they are at the prawn state, they are most desired for eating.
Preparing the prawn
Preparing the prawn—we like to remove the heads and toss them back in the sea, as many sea life would love that meal. It is a type of recycling and a shame to bring them home and garbage them.
Cooking up the prawn
Prawns taste like lobster but are richer in flavor.
All the hard work of prawning pays off when you get to sit down and eat them.