I just had to show you these huge tiger prawns I purchased from S Myers in Kirkgate Market! 2 prawns weighed in at 611g even without heads!
I’m no stranger to large prawns. I am, weirdly on a hunt for the biggest prawn I can find, a SuperPrawn if you will. I thought I had met my match with the ones from Viviers Market in Portsmouth Harbour. They were large and not expensive and I repeatedly shopped there over the years I lived in sunny Southsea.
Then I went travelling. And I sat by the harbour in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, sitting with hundreds of Malaysians watching the sun go down and eating another giant prawn, bigger than the ones I’d eaten in Portsmouth. The prawn is shown next to a red snapper for comparison. Excuse the blurry prawn photo, I had bad camera karma whilst abroad!
Ultimately though, these two were the biggest prawns I’ve ever eaten. They were super meaty and I smothered them in garlic butter and fried them. Simple, but delicious! If you don’t believe me about how big they are, here’s another prawn porn photo for you. It’s sized up against my 12″ knife so you can gauge the size!