Grey Prawn 灰虾
灰虾 (Huī Xiā)
Hue Hu Sek Hei
From SGD $8.00
These White Leg Shrimps or Vannamei Prawns are the most common prawns that you can find. They are also called Pacific White Shrimps.
They are available all year round due to the growing number of sustainable farms. Packed with proteins, iron, zinc and Vit E, they are a good source of nutrients in our diet!
Wet markets, online e-commerce platforms or leading supermarkets could be selling the same type of prawns at different prices. One of the main reason is because they are sold under different categories, thus the varied prices:
– Frozen Thawed
– Freshly Chilled
The texture is nice and bouncy but not as chewy as compared to the Ang Kar Prawns. The flesh also taste naturally sweet and flavourful.
The cooking methods for these prawns are almost limitless, depending on the size, you can;
- poach them,
- steam it for its all-natural taste,
- pan sautéing with different combinations of sauces,
- frying it with batter / crumbs / tempura or even
- baking it with cheese
Larger sizes prawns can be skewered and grilled even!