The Wild BC Spot Prawn season is anticipated to open this year on 9 May 2013. Plans are well underway for several festivals in BC. The Spot Prawn Festivals first began in Vancouver, an initiative of the Chefs’ Table Society (www.chefstablesociety.com) and have grown in popularity from 200 foodies sampling this marine delicacy to over 1100 people last year at False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf, close to Granville Island. This year’s Festival is expected to be equally as popular, with more opportunities in BC to celebrate the season.
The Vancouver Spot Prawn Festival will kick off the season. Festivals are planned in Cowichan Bay, Powell River and Ottawa. Dates and locations will be posted as soon as available.
RECIPE: Wild BC Spot Prawn Mascarpone and Spring Pea Risotto
By: Chef Chris Whittaker from O’Doul’s Restaurant
Featured on CTV News at Noon with CTV’s Keri Adams
Serves 6 people
2 litres fish or spot prawn stock
Bring the stock to a simmer in a medium-sized pan. In a separate, low-sided pan, melt the butter with olive oil over a fairly low heat.