Daeha – King Prawns


giant tiger prawn, jumbo tiger prawn, black tiger prawn.

Raw prawns should smell of the sea with no hint of ammonia. Cooked, shelled prawns should look plump and succulent. Before storing fresh, uncooked prawns, rinse them under cold, running water and drain thoroughly. Tightly cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Cooked prawns can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Freeze prawns for up to 3 months. Thaw in its freezer wrapping overnight in the refrigerator, or place package in cold water until defrosted.

Whether or not to DEVEIN prawns is a matter of personal preference. However, because the intestinal vein of larger prawns contains grit, it should be removed. Prawns can be prepared in a variety of ways including boiling, frying and grilling.

In American groceries and markets these prawns are usually found in the general size classifications; colossal (10 or less per pound), jumbo (11-15), and extra-large (16-20), or on ice in the seafood case.

In Korean and some Asian markets they are usually either on ice in the seafood case, or in bags in the frozen seafood section.

Source: wikipedia, Epicurious, hannaone