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GVR: BC Live Spot Prawns $18/lb pre-order by June 4 11:59pm

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Feb 23, 2004
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Website states preorder prices good till at least June 1 11:59pm, not June 4

I ordered 5 pounds for Vancouver pickup. There’s only a couple dates to choose from, and it’s far away. I’m not picking up until June 25.
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Anyone know if the asian run seafood markets like Yat Ming would be cheaper?
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T&T has always been expensive, every year, more than the spot prawn festival...
the first few days would be the cheaper price and then after T&T would get it close to it...but that is also a later batch, not sure if those would be smaller...
seems to see the first few batches are much more orange in color, not sure why
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oceans5 code is now listed as invalid in the cart.
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digitalpixies wrote: i wouldn't eat them raw unless they were alive when i bought them. those boats just put throw them into ice but you don't know long they've been dead or how clean their containers are. I'm pretty snobby spot prawn eater, I buy them from supermarkets fresh up to 4 hours before dinner, throw them into a cooler with water and ice bring them home to kitchen sink with water (within 30 min drive) and usually about 50% are still alive having survived the trip (i buy up to 2 pounds). Like another poster, i just steam them (not over cook, never overcook seafood anyways) and their meat is stiff unlike the ones i buy that are already dead.
To add to this, If i buy them and I won't use them right away, I separate their heads immediately when I get home. Apparently if you let them suffer in the fridge for half the day or more, they release hormones which make their meat more mushy. Heads for stock, tails for eating.
Takes a bit of nerves to deal with them randomly flipping in your hands, but it's the same if you were to eat them fresh at the dock.

I recommend watching a video to kinda prepare yourself. Also, have a really good grip, squeeze a little and twist hard.
ceekay69 wrote: I also love to deep fry the head and it's such a delicacy. If people knew how tasty the heads were like this they wouldn't be buying prawns without em!
This sounds good. I love eating the head when it's deep fried at restaurants but have never have done it at home. Do you batter them, or just straight into hot oil?
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Sypsy wrote: This sounds good. I love eating the head when it's deep fried at restaurants but have never have done it at home. Do you batter them, or just straight into hot oil?
pat them dry and coat them with a bit of corn starch
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A local meat and seafood shop was supposed to have a sale tomorrow, but demand exceeds supply and it was cancelled.

It’s being rescheduled for the future, but they don’t know pricing.

$18 could be a good price this year. Another friend paid $18 through some connections.
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Anyone got that email that pre-orders for today (6th) at Steveston is delayed, but didn't pre-order for the 6th?
My pick up date is not today but I got that email and hope they are just mass emailing everyone with pre-orders at Steveston (regardless of date) and that there wasn't a mix up...


Anyone go through the pick up process at Steveston? What's it like?
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digitalpixies wrote: i wouldn't eat them raw unless they were alive when i bought them. those boats just put throw them into ice but you don't know long they've been dead or how clean their containers are. I'm pretty snobby spot prawn eater, I buy them from supermarkets fresh up to 4 hours before dinner, throw them into a cooler with water and ice bring them home to kitchen sink with water (within 30 min drive) and usually about 50% are still alive having survived the trip (i buy up to 2 pounds). Like another poster, i just steam them (not over cook, never overcook seafood anyways) and their meat is stiff unlike the ones i buy that are already dead.
maybe your water killed it...prawns from salt water not fresh water
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they were jumping when i seperated them into other bags...on site sales is $20/lb...first boat at the false creek location sold out in 30 mins

pre-ordered 20 lbs for a total of 7 families including myself

a friend told me the t&t ones are about 15 prawns a lb; the ones from false creek were 10 prawns a lb, i got 31 prawns in 3 lbs

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BestOffer wrote: they were jumping when i seperated them into other bags...on site sales is $20/lb...first boat at the false creek location sold out in 30 mins

pre-ordered 20 lbs for a total of 7 families including myself

a friend told me the t&t ones are about 15 prawns a lb; the ones from false creek were 10 prawns a lb, i got 31 prawns in 3 lbs
How was the pickup experience at False Creek? I'm going tomorrow, hoping to catch the boat when it arrives. hope it won't be too crazy.

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