Scarlet prawns - AKA Carabineros
200g / 2 prawns
Scarlet prawns - AKA Carabineros

Scarlet prawns - AKA Carabineros

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*** Important update re sizing January 2020 This pack typically contains one medium prawn (about 50g), one XXL prawn (eg 180g) and five XL prawns of around 130g each*. If you need all your prawns to be the same size, please go here.

Most prawns are grey in real life but these ones are naturally red. And that’s not just sort of red... it’s a stonking bright don’t-mess-with-me shocking red. These prawns are raw, so you will need to cook them, which is straightforward - instructions on the pack. The biggest carabineros come from Mozambique and Morocco. They’re different species but they taste and look similar. As these are very large prawns, 2 per person for a starter would be ample. Scarlet prawns are a must try for any seafood adventurer determined to tick off all the seafood greats. 

  • Our stock is normally from Mozambique
  • Carabineros are naturally bright red
  • Between 5 and 8 prawns per pack
  • Our favourite customer review of carabineros - "For those who love the taste of prawns, this is the best that you can get."

*** Why? Because these prawns are frozen at sea. Space is limited and therefore so also the capacity to grade by size.

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Price per kilo £124.00/kg



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Frozen Stored frozen at -22C
Chilled Stored at 2-5C
Ambient Stored at room temperature


The area where the fish was caught or farmed


Wild or Farmed
 Wild  Fish that are caught from their natural habitat
 Organic  Organically farmed and certified by the soil association
 Farmed  Fish that have been bred on a commercial fish farm


Raw This product has not been cooked in any way
Cooked This product has been cooked, and is ready to eat
Cured This product has been smoked or otherwise preserved
Reheat This product has been prepared and only needs to be heated up to eat.


Catch Method
Hand pole & line Caught using the traditional fishing rod and line
Longline Caught using a long line that has baited hooks and floats attached along its length
Dived Hand caught using divers
Foraged Caught by foraging along the beach
Pots & Traps Caught using stationary pots or traps that are placed along the ocean floor.
Dredges Caught using a net with a heavy steel frame that is dragged along the ocean floor.
Gill netting Caught using a curtain of netting that hangs in the water using floats. Usually does not touch the ocean floor.
Seine net Caught using a ring of netting in the open ocean with floats at the top and pinched at the bottom.
Trawled Caught using a large fishing net dragged behind a fishing boat
Netted Caught using any of the types of netting