Truly one of the most exceptionally delicious crustaceans in the world, New Caledonian Blue Prawns are not your typical farmed shrimp. These beauties come from the far reaches of the Pacific, raised in the turquoise waters near the shores of New Caledonia, located between Australia and Tahiti. Raised in a natural habitat with over five times the space of generic shrimp farms, Litopenaeus stylirostris are at a level of quality that is unmatched. Known the world over by Michelin-starred chefs and critics, these crustaceans are an exemplary product of quality standards that have been specifically designed to create the best product possible.
With no antibiotics, pesticides, GMOs, or growth accelerators given to the shrimp at any time, their unparalleled flavor and texture speak for themselves. Their brilliant blue color comes from the plankton they eat in the natural ocean environment in which they are grown. Usually, generic shrimp raised elsewhere are harvested after just three months, and are commercially grown year round. In contrast, New Caledonian Blue Prawns have only one growing season per year, nine months, during which their lifecycle can be closely watched by the native people of the region who work with and are managed by the Societe de Prodocteurs Aquacole Caledoniens. "SOPAC" is the governing body that manages strict quality and sustainability standards for New Caledonian Blue Prawns, ensuring reliability and quality for all buyers of the product internationally.
Popularly consumed raw as a sashimi delicacy in Japan, New Caledonian Blue Prawns are world-renowned. They are deep frozen to -18C within hours of harvest to preserve their color, texture, and flavor, and we are proud to offer such an exclusive, high-end product to our customers!