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Q: What is the difference between a prawn and a shrimp?

A: You would be hard pressed to tell by taste alone because they are very similar. The main difference is that prawns are typically harvested from fresh water and shrimp from salt water. The physical differences are that shrimp have two sets of claws versus the prawns three and prawns are generally larger in size. Regardless of whether you purchase shrimp or prawns, just don’t overcook them! Learn More at Seafood 101.

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Tony Ruccio

Director: Seafood