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When we’re travelling and people hear where we’re from, we get one or the other of these responses: “Vancouver. I love that city. So beautiful. Such great seafood.” Or: “Vancouver. I’d love to go there. I hear it’s so beautiful. And that it has such great seafood.”

One of our favourite local seafoods is spot prawns. They’re the largest commercial species of shrimp found in the Pacific Ocean off Canada’s west coast, about as long as a green bean and as fat as a young carrot. Sweeter and more delicate in taste than most shrimp, they’re recognizable by their bright orange colour and distinctive white spots on their back. Because spot prawn season is so short—about six weeks in May and June, shorter this year—they’re even more of a delicacy that we eagerly look forward to eating and cooking. Read more