Advertorial: Suprise diners with Wild Atlantic Prawns

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 29th March 2016
Time to devour new ideas with Wild Atlantic PrawnsDiscover how to introduce this treasured delicacy to your dishes and surprise diners with their full potential. Rediscover and redefine this treasured delicacy.prawns1 No longer just the hero of the 1970s dinner party prawn cocktail, Wild Atlantic Prawns are being appreciated for their subtle, sweet delicate flavour and reappearing in starring roles in salads and light dishes across the country. Wild Atlantic Prawns are a healthy and versatile ingredient for the experienced chef who knows how to use them and how to get the best from them. Their subtle natural pink colouring, soft texture and a sweet clean taste is developed from years growing in the cold clear, pollution free waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.  Not only that, they are easy to use arriving to us already cooked, can be portioned readily and help manage waste while making seafood dishes more attractive. Time matters Wild Atlantic Prawns live in a harsh cold, environment where they start off as males, growing ovaries and becoming female around 4 years old. It takes them at least six years to reach a size that is large enough to be harvested. During this time, they develop a sweet, delicate flavour that needs to be handled with care and partnered with subtle combinations to maximise their flavour. prawnsCarefully managed stocks from Greenland to the East coast of Canada and a clear management system mean these prawns have the Marine Stewardship Council certification. Small, remote, rural communities handle the prawns with care in order to ensure they reach us in excellent condition. These communities take sustainability seriously. Not doing so threatens their very future. The natural goodness of Wild Atlantic Prawns make them an ideal part of a balanced diet:
  • Good natural source of protein
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Good source of Omega-3 which is important for heart health
  • Contains selenium, iodine and other trace minerals
  • Good source of vitamins E and B12
  • Great for portion control
Easy to use, but handle with care king prawnWild Atlantic Prawns are a delicacy that demands delicate preparation. The sought after shellfish may thrive in an unforgiving environment but must be handled with care from catch to plate. In the right hands, Wild Atlantic Prawns can be an incredibly versatile ingredient that rewards experimentation. Wild Atlantic Prawns work best in fresh, light dishes where the subtle flavour and natural pink colour can shine through. They arrive to us frozen with a protective glaze and should be thawed gently in the refrigerator as needed. Avoid quick defrosting to protect the delicate flesh and don’t rinse as this will remove much of the flavour. Appreciating the art of balance Whether complementing other ingredients or taking the leading role, Wild Atlantic Prawns allow for great pairings with a range of complementary and challenging flavours. Sweet:
  • Melon, mango, pineapple
  • Pumpkin, Jerusalem artichokes
  • Courgette, peppers, sweetcorn, salsify
Acidity
  • Lemon and live
  • Mild vinegars such as rice wine
  • Skyr yoghurt
  • Crème fraiche
  • Soured cream
Bitterness
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Rye bread
  • Radicchio leaves
  • White asparagus
  • Saffron
Salt
  • Sea salt (e,g. Maldon) and smoked sea salt
  • Soy sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Capers
  • Roe
Umami
  • Sesame oil
  • Fish roe
  • Seaweed
  • Fermented cabbage
  • Other shellfish e.g. lobster, crab, mussels
  • Fin fish including halibut, cod and haddock
  • Peas
For recipe inspiration or to arrange a lecture or tasting, email [email protected] or follow us on Twitter @atlanticprawns

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 29th March 2016

Advertorial: Suprise diners with Wild Atlantic Prawns