- North Atlantic prawns (Pandalus Borealis) are caught between the UK and Greenland in the deep, cold waters of the North Atlantic.
Notable for their vivid pink shells, North Atlantic prawns are known for having a delicate sweet flavour and lovely texture. Perfect for prawn cocktails, sandwiches, salads and canapes, they're not quite as big as the warm weather varieties such as king or tiger prawns, but being low in fat, are a great source of protein and full of flavour. They're also delicious in a wide range of starters and main meals.
Glaze of Glory
- Glaze levels on frozen prawns can differ dramatically across different brands, so its vital that caterers are aware of exactly what they're buying.
Whilst some glaze is necessary to protect the integrity of the product, excessive levels may be a wat of reducing the price of a bag, making them seem good value to caterers.
There are products In the marketplace which contain up t0 40% glaze levels- the equivalent of 40% of the bag being just frozen water. Once defrosted, prawns with a higher glaze can work out more expensive per serving. This is because the percentage of water in the bags has no value and caterers will simply dispose of it. Country range Premium North Atlantic Prawns contain a 10% glaze, whilst our North Atlantic prawns have a 25% glaze. Our premium prawns are larger in size and both are sustainably sourced too. In line with rules around the pack weight of frozen seafood products, Country Range North Atlantic Prawns now state net weight only. This makes it easier for you to see the true weight of prawns per bag (excluding water), once de-glazed.
- This plank-smoked salmon with ginger, soy and maple glaze is served with homemade bacon chilli jam, and makes for a great-looking, omega-rich dish.
Our development chef Paul uses Country Range Salmon portions marinated in a glaze of Country Range soy-sauce, Agave and Maple Syrup, Ginger, Garlic puree and Star Anise, for optimum flavour.
Poached Cod in Creamy Dill Sauce
- This super simple recipe is packed with goodness
Take too defrosted Country Range Cod and place on top of some diced shallot and butter on a baking tray, then add some Country Range White Cooking Wine. Cover with tin foil and poach for eight minutes. Once cooked, remove the fish from the tray and keep warm. Stir in 50g of Country Range Full Fat soft Cheese and some fresh dill. Pour over the cod and serve.