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What is Green Tiger Prawn? How much? Prepare delicious and delicious Green Tiger Prawn

Green tiger prawn, also known as blue-legged prawn or blue shrimp, is a type of marine shrimp. It’s one of the popular and delicious seafood choices. Have you learned how much green tiger prawn costs, how to prepare it, and how to cook tasty dishes with it? If not, let’s explore more in this KINGFISH article.

I/ What is Green Tiger Prawn?

Identifying Green Tiger Prawn

Green tiger prawns have elongated bodies with symmetrical sides. In adults, they are typically green, sometimes with a light brown color.

The head and chest region of the prawn resemble a cylindrical shape. It includes the head with 5 closely spaced segments, carrying 5 pairs of walking legs, and the chest with 8 closely spaced segments, carrying 8 pairs of walking legs. The head is covered by a thick shell called the cephalothorax.

The abdomen of the prawn consists of 6 segments with movable parts and a tail segment. Each of these segments carries a pair of swimmerets, known as pleopods. Each abdominal segment also has a protective shell. The front shell of the second abdominal segment overlaps both the front and rear shells. Notably, the second abdominal segment’s shell covers both the front and rear shells.

II/ How Much Does Green Tiger Prawn Cost per Kilogram?

The price of green tiger prawns varies depending on the size of each prawn and market fluctuations. On average, green tiger prawns with a size of 15-20 prawns per kilogram cost around 130,000 VND per kilogram, while prawns with a size of 10-12 per kilogram cost around 160,000 VND, and prawns with a size of 7-8 per kilogram cost around 190,000 VND.

III/ How to Prepare Green Tiger Prawn

Green tiger prawns, after being caught or purchased from the market, need to be soaked in clean water for a few hours before the cleaning process. Here’s how to do it:

• Pour out all the water along with the prawns and rinse them to remove any dirt. Then, pour clean water back in and leave the prawns in it for about 5-10 minutes, occasionally stirring.

• Repeat the water change and the above process once more to ensure thorough cleaning of the prawns.

• Next, change the water one more time and rinse the prawns again to make sure all dirt is completely removed from the shells.

IV/ Delicious Dishes from Green Tiger Prawn

1. Grilled Green Tiger Prawn with Parmesan Cheese


• 500g green tiger prawns
• 150g Parmesan cheese
• 150g unsalted butter
• Garlic, shallots
• Seasonings: Mayonnaise, salt, ground pepper

Here’s how to make grilled green tiger prawns with Parmesan cheese:

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

• After purchasing green tiger prawns, remove the tails and wash them with water. Then, cut them in half lengthwise and remove the vein to ensure the prawns are clean.
• Season the prawn halves with a pinch of ground pepper and a little salt. Rub them evenly to let the seasoning penetrate and let the prawns rest for 10 minutes.
• Finely chop the shallots and garlic. Grate or cut the Parmesan cheese into small pieces for easy preparation.

Step 2: Make the butter sauce

• Place a saucepan on the stove and melt unsalted butter (about 150g) in it. Wait until the butter is fully melted.
• After the butter has melted, add 1 tablespoon of chopped shallots and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
• Next, add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and stir for about 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat.

Step 3: Grill the prawns with Parmesan cheese

• Preheat an air fryer and heat it to 150°C for 5 minutes.
• Place the seasoned prawn halves in the air fryer and grill them at 180°C for about 10 minutes until they are cooked.

Step 4: Finished dish

Grilled green tiger prawns with Parmesan cheese will be delicious and enticing. When serving, you can add some chili sauce to create a special flavor for this dish.

2. Green Tiger Prawn with Sa Tế Sauce


• 500g green tiger prawns
• 5g green chili
• 1 tablespoon condensed milk
• Lime juice, …
• Seasonings: MSG, salt, sugar, Sa Tế sauce,
• Utensils: Scissors, charcoal, grilling rack, mortar and pestle, bowl, bucket, …

Here’s how to make green tiger prawn with Sa Tế sauce:

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Soak green tiger prawns in diluted saltwater for about 15 minutes, then rinse them to remove dirt.
Remove the legs and eyes of the prawns to avoid splattering when frying. If the prawns are large, you can keep the legs to stir-fry together, but if the prawns are small, you can remove the legs.
Peel and finely chop the green chili.

Step 2: Marinate the prawns

In a bowl, mix 1/2 tablespoon of MSG, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Sa Tế sauce. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.
Coat both sides of the prawns with the seasoning mixture and marinate them for 30 minutes to let the prawns absorb the flavors.

Step 3: Grill the prawns

• Prepare a charcoal grill on the stove. Wait until the charcoal turns pink.
• Place the marinated prawns on the grilling rack and grill them for about 15-20 minutes or until the prawns are evenly cooked and have a beautiful color.

Step 4: Make the dipping sauce

• In a mortar, crush 5g of green chili.
• Add 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of condensed milk, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar to the mortar. Stir until all the ingredients are completely dissolved.

Step 5: Finished dish

Place the grilled prawns on a plate and garnish with your choice of fresh herbs.

Serve the green tiger prawn with Sa Tế sauce for added rich and spicy flavor.

3. Green Tiger Prawn in Garlic Butter Sauce


• 500g green tiger prawns
• 100g garlic
• 10g butter
• Water
• Seasonings: Fish sauce, cooking oil, sugar, MSG, salt, chicken bouillon.

Here’s how to make green tiger prawn in garlic butter sauce:

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Rinse the green tiger prawns with diluted saltwater, then rinse again with clean water to remove excess salt. Remove the heads and eyes of the prawns to avoid splattering when frying. If the prawns are large, you can keep the heads for stir-frying, but for small prawns, you can discard the heads.

Peel and mince the garlic.

Step 2: Sauté the garlic

Heat a pan and add about 3 tablespoons of cooking oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and sauté until it becomes golden and crispy. Then, turn off the heat and drain the garlic on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Step 3: Cook the prawns in garlic butter sauce

• Use fresh cooking oil, heat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of butter. When the butter is completely melted, add 1 teaspoon of MSG, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of chicken bouillon, 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of water. Bring it to a boil and add the prawns. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes until the liquid evaporates, and the prawns absorb the seasonings.

• Next, add half of the fried garlic to the pan and stir-fry. Then, turn off the heat and transfer the prawns to a plate. Garnish with the remaining fried garlic.

Step 4: Finished dish

Green tiger prawn in garlic butter sauce has a delightful aroma with the fragrance of fried garlic and the rich taste of butter. The crispy fried garlic complements the creamy butter, creating a delicious and enticing dish.

V/ How to Store Green Tiger Prawn for Longer Freshness

The information you provided about storing and using fresh prawns is crucial for food safety and preventing bacterial contamination. Here are some key points:

• Remove the heads and eyes of the prawns: Indeed, prawn heads and eyes often contain many bacteria and impurities, so they should be removed before cooking.

• Store in the refrigerator or freezer: Fresh prawns should be kept at low temperatures to prevent the growth of bacteria. Freezer compartments in the refrigerator or a dedicated freezer are suitable places to ensure a low temperature.

• Seal tightly: Before placing prawns in the freezer, make sure they are securely sealed in airtight bags or containers to prevent prawns from coming into contact with air and to avoid uneven freezing.

• Limit storage time: Fresh prawns should not be stored in the freezer for too long. The ideal time is under 30 days to avoid nutrient loss and maintain food quality.

VI/ Conclusion

The article has provided comprehensive information about green tiger prawns. KINGFISH hopes you have gained knowledge about this valuable seafood and can cook delicious and enticing dishes to treat your loved ones.