Jumbo shrimps


€ 3.50 per 100 grams

The Norwegian, actually Northern prawn (Pandalus borealis). It lives in cold water at a depth of 10 to 300 meters on soft, muddy soils. Northern shrimps move during the year in search of water with the most pleasant temperature for them, between 1 and 6 °. Northern prawns are born as male but become female at a later age. Then they are about 4 years old. Spawning starts off the coast in July. The female carries the eggs from the beginning of the autumn to hide them along the coast in winter - between January and April. There, the young go through a development of more than a year before moving seaward.
Northern prawns would salt their food at night. Then they come to the surface, but during the day they dig into the seabed. Northern prawns live up to 8 years old and reach a length of approximately 16 cm, but on average reach 5 years of age. They are then at most 10 cm long.
A Northern prawn is easy to peel because of its loose armor. That makes it suitable to be peeled mechanically. All peeled shrimps offered are therefore mechanically peeled. Northern prawn is brought ashore, peeled or not. The fishing season in the Atlantic is in winter, from December to May, when the females have laid their eggs along the coast and migrate back to open water. In the Pacific, the season is from April to October.
Larger specimens have a sweeter taste than smaller specimens and are therefore highly sought after (and more expensive).

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