The tiger shrimp, actually a prawn (Penaeus monodon), is a marine crustacean from the Indo-Pacific region, succesfully reared in several places around the world. The name derives from black stripes encircling the shell.
When cooked, the stripes actually turn to a striking red color. The rich, white meat holds the stripes, even when peeled. Due to the bold color, tiger shrimpa make a great presentation, especially when served with the tail intact. Since most tiger shrimps are quite large (up to around 14 inches), the size adds extra flair to the dish.
Black tiger shrimp get their name from the dark stripes that encircle the shell of the black tiger. They range in color from black to gray to white.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Conserving and Storing
Store in air tight container and freeze.