May is a great time to celebrate seafood and Spot Prawn is in season. These slippery, carrot-sized crustaceans are delicious: with an amazing, fresh-from-the-ocean flavour that is more like lobster than the usual thin-skinned pop of the tiger prawns we’re used to. They’re sustainable too, caught in traps with an area-wide quota that lure in very little by-catch, and harvested close to home.
The commercial spot prawn season opens May 10 this year, and gives us the perfect ingredient with which to celebrate the one year anniversary of Longtail Thai Kitchen at River Market. Every Saturday in May, Longtail will be featuring a Bucket of 1lb Spot Prawns and Two Beers ($30) or Three Beers (additional $5) to share with family and friends.