Celebrate the Return of Spot Prawn Season!

Photo Credit: Frederique Neil

It’s nearly that time of year when food lovers in the city go crazy over the sustainable and local darling, spot prawns. For the uninitiated, spot prawns are characterized by white horizontal bars on their carapaces, as well as white spots on their tails (hence the name). And they have a distinctive sweet flavour that’s amazing!

Here are two events that will provide you with fun and delicious ways to enjoy this season’s catch.

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Celebrate the Return of Spot Prawn Season!

Get ready for Vancouver’s Spot Prawn Festival 2015

Photo credit: Karen Hamilton

Photo credit: Karen Hamilton

Wriggly, pink, and beautiful, they’re the darling of every chef in town. Home cooks and restaurant diners alike get googly-eyed just thinking about them. And they’re back!

That’s right, it’s almost spot-prawn season. The harvest of the beloved crustaceans starts in May and lasts anywhere from six to eight weeks. During that time, you can find these creatures for sale live and on menus at restaurants around Vancouver.

This year, the season is opening a week later than usual, on May 12. Tickets are on sale now for the ninth annual Spot Prawn Festival, which takes place on May 17.

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Get ready for Vancouver’s Spot Prawn Festival 2015