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HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?

Posted by Vanessa45 
HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?
April 07, 2018 03:25PM
I purchased some HUGE prawns the other week from Pak n Save. I ate some and they tasted pretty good and froze the rest.
Im now defrosting them for dinner tonight but started to wonder are they actually caught and cared for ethically.

Everyone is a sucker for a bargain BUT it horrifies me that we never know the full deal. I did ask where they were from and it wasnt Australia or NZ, Somewhere in Asia I think, Icant remember.

Quite possibly my prawns have been treated with growth stimulants, antifungal agents, antibiotics and pesticides or equally terrible been caught up in slavery and murder.

[www.theguardian.com]

I Know the only solution is to boycott buying them and not be a sucker for a cheap catch.

Vanessa
Re: HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?
April 07, 2018 04:48PM
Indeed. Always find out out the source and avoid prawns, shellfish and other fish that isn’t from NZ or Australia. For ethical reasons as well as health reasons.
Re: HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?
April 07, 2018 10:33PM
There was an article on the ethics and health issues around prawns in last months Cuisine magazine, interesting read.
Re: HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?
April 08, 2018 03:04AM
I agree with TPNDAV. I've seen some videos showing the terribly polluted waters in which the prawns are grown and I won't buy unless they are from Australia. Must check out the Cuisine magazine, Griz.
Re: HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?
April 08, 2018 11:23PM
Has anyone cooked with the frozen "ocean caught" Argentinian prawns that Pak 'n Save is selling at present? What are they like?
Re: HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?
April 13, 2018 10:37PM
I bought some of the big Argentinian prawns from Pak 'n Save. We didn't like them much: they were reasonably fresh, and the flavour was okay, but the texture was soft and flabby and not what I look for in a prawn. I thought they were fairly expensive too, as they are mostly head and the tail part is only the size of a king prawn. I wouldn't buy them again.
Re: HUGE Prawns - too good to be true?
April 25, 2018 03:56PM
Thanks for that TPANDAV, its always good to hear a foodlovers opinion before buying.
Vanessa
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