Unique flavor, size let prawns stand on their own
One prawn that has gotten some attention within the U.S. market is the freshwater blue prawn, says Mark Phillips, a salesperson for Prawn Corp. of America, based in Westwood, N.J.
Freshwater blue prawns thrived in Hawaii for many years, and Prawn Corp. has carried them for more than 25 years. But when Hawaii stopped supporting the industry by providing seed to farmers, “the industry pretty much went by the wayside,” he said.
Now Prawn Corp. gets its freshwater blues from farms in Central America and the Pacific Rim that raise the prawns in ponds or brackish water.