For some customers prawns have lost their way, with imported products used as a mundane protein choice in dishes and not as the Aussie heroes we know they are! Let’s remember the ocean fresh taste of the great Aussie prawns we grew up with and their unreplaceable luxurious texture and bite. Sure, prawns can be an economic protein choice – or they can be the star of your dish, a head-turning showstopper. For a modern Australian restaurant, Tropic Co Aussie tiger prawns can have the effect of an 80’s Mongolian lamb sizzle plate – drama, wow and taste to deliver!
The popularity of Australian black tiger prawns continues to grow as consumers demand quality, freshness and provenance at dinner time. As our worlds have been turned upside down over the last 18 months, new habits are forming as people start to shop local and look more into where their food comes from and how it is produced. Value continues to be more important than ever for consumers and this is about far more than price as we see traction with high quality Australian products like Tropic Co Aussie tiger prawns.
It’s not just Australia’s clean, green image that give Tropic Co tiger prawns a good rep, it’s the fact they are responsibly farmed by Australian aquaculture experts, Tassal. As leaders in the aquaculture space, Tassal have been responsibly farming salmon for over 35 years and 3 years ago acquired a prawn farm business and have since become Australia’s largest and most sophisticated prawn farm network.
Tropic Co Aussie tiger prawns are easily recognisable with their vibrant colour and distinctive coral stripes making them instantly appealing. They have a unique crisp texture and sweet flavour that can serve well as part of a range of cuisines and dishes or can be served simply as they are.
Tropic Co prawns are grown at one of Tassal’s 3 farms across the coastline of Queensland and northern New South Wales with Australia’s largest prawn farm located near Gregory River, Proserpine.
The diversity of the prawn farm locations means water can be filtered from the ocean and estuarine river sources next to the farms resulting in the water quality being one of the cleanest and highest quality in the industry.
Isn’t a prawn a prawn?
Nope! The way in which Tropic Co prawns are grown results in superior quality, this includes the excellent water quality, smart farming technology, on site processing and state of the art processing and freezing methods.
The diversity of the prawn farm locations means water can be filtered from the ocean and estuarine river sources next to the farms. This results in the water quality being one of the cleanest and highest quality in the industry.
Isn’t a prawn a prawn?
Nope! The way in which Tropic Co prawns are grown results in superior quality. This includes; the excellent water quality, smart farming technology, on-site processing and state-of-the-art processing and freezing methods.
It’s not just taste that makes these prawns an appealing protein choice, they are also nutritionally rich, low in fat and a good source of protein and omega 3.
These Aussie tiger prawns are responsibly farmed and independently certified to third party sustainability standards, so you know this prawn isn’t just good for your health, but the world you live in too!
Tropic Co Aussie tiger prawns are bright, glossy and a great size making them real crowd pleasers. In terms of taste, they have a fresh umami flavour, pleasing crunch and bite to eat and stand up well to strong complementary and current flavours.
The 3kg cartons of Tropic Co whole cooked prawns are individually quick frozen (IQF). Each prawn is individually glazed locking in freshness, making it easy to defrost and use as you go. The beauty of these prawns is they are ready to eat and need little preparation to make an impressive value-driving and delicious dish.
Aussie’s love Aussie prawns at Christmas, but why wait?
Summer is coming and there is no better time to ‘grab life by the prawns’. Some of our favourite ways to do this is with punchy sauces like a fresh chimichurri, jalapeño mayo or nam jim. Although, ask the farmer of these prawns and he will tell you, a squeeze of lemon is all they need!
Find more recipe inspiration at tropicco.com.au.
Tropic Co Aussie tiger prawns are available via myBidfood now while stocks last. Explore the rest of our diverse seafood range on offer.