Fish for Thought are delighted to offer you this unique and incredibly eco-friendly product - Vannamei Pacific Saltwater King Prawns (Litopenaeus Vannamei), ethically and sustainably farmed right here in the UK! At last, a firm-textured sweet-tasting large prawn with green credentials to die for.
In 2017 We took the decision to cease offering warm water tiger prawns for sale on our website. We had become increasingly uncomfortable with the industry's links to alleged modern slavery practices, the practice of ablation (the removal of one eye from a breeding prawn to increase fertility), the irreparable damage to the coastal environment of the countries involved and the carbon footprint expanded by the transport of the product all the way from the far East.
A little while ago we were contact by a fabulously innovative English aquaculture company, who were building an inland, closed-loop ecosystem (the only one of its type in the UK) in which to grow saltwater king prawns. Food for the prawns is largely grown naturally within the system, which mimics the biological and physical processes used by nature to remove waste and oxygenate the water. Any supplemental nutrients required are drawn from sustainable and fully traceable sources.
The prawns are encouraged to mature naturally. The combination of high quality natural nourishment with the contained and pollutant-free nature of the aquaculture system, nullifies susceptibility to diseases among the stock, thus removing the need for any antibiotic treatment. Unlike their far Eastern counterparts, these prawns are antibiotic-free.
The production environment is designed to have a minimal carbon footprint, utilising solar energy and pursuing a robust water conservation policy, enhancing this great product's green reputation.
How much weight do Live Lobsters lose when cooked?
The Lobster weight listed on our shop are 'live' weight. All Lobsters lose a small amount of weight once cooked. The general guideline would be:
10-15% loss for a Cooked Lobster
15-20% loss for a Cooked, Split and Cleaned Lobster
What to expect when you purchase a Lobster
Delicious White Meat - this can be found in the tail and claws of the Lobster
Tomalley - this is the soft green, red or black substance which is found in the body cavity of Lobsters that fulfills the function of both the liver and pancreas.
It is perfectly safe to eat and is often considered a delicacy. It may be eaten alone or used in sauces for flavour and as a natural thickening agent.
Within 48 hours (taking into account that we deliver Tuesday to Saturday). This allows us time to source, prepare, dispatch and deliver your order to you.
For example, if you place an order Monday, we can deliver Wednesday. Place an order on Friday, we can deliver on Tuesday.
What is the Seafoodie Club?
The Seafoodie Club is a subscription-based online shopping model providing members with a choice of superior quality Fish & Sauce combinations.
Our in-house Chefs, pair our incredible range of sustainable fish and shellfish with deliciously imaginative sauces, all hand-crafted in our Seafood kitchen.