Tiger Prawn

Scientific name: Penaeus monodon
Market name: Black Tiger Prawn

Black Tiger Prawns are marine crustaceans that are commonly farmed for food. They’re easily recognizable by the dark stripes on their shell. Both sexes can reach approximately 36cm long, making it one of the world’s largest species of prawn. They are caught year round, with peak supplies from February through May. Of all shrimp, these are among the most widely distributed and marketed shrimp in the world.

Grilling, barbecuing or flambéing Tiger Prawns in their shell are among the most popular cooking methods, as are pan and deep-frying.

Flavour
Mild
Medium
Strong
Sweet
Texture
Soft
Medium
Firm
Meaty
Oil content
Low
Medium
High
Omega 3

Seasonality

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

Global supply

World map showing waters where Tiger Prawn is found.