The spot prawn is Southeast Alaska’s hidden gem. It is not only one of the world’s most sustainably harvested shrimp—caught in pots by small-scale family fishermen with almost no bycatch—but it’s also one of the world’s gastronomic treasures. Beneath its brittle shell, spot prawns have firm, rich, sweet tail meat, akin more to a cold-water lobster than the shrimp often found at your grocery store or seafood market. Spot prawns make stunningly delish shrimp cocktails, the toothsome meat setting off the heat of the horseradish. They toss well with angel hair pasta, wine, crème, and lemon zest. Rumors swirl in Sitka that they’re paired with halibut and king salmon to make a North Pacific version of bouillabaisse that leaves dinner party guests speechless.
Caught by Fishing Vessel El Tiburon
Sitka Salmon Shares is now a completely integrated boat-to-doorstep seafood company. We have a lovable group of fishermen-owners who deliver our fish. We have a small processing plant in Sitka, Alaska, where we custom-process our catch with a laser focus on quality and traceability. And we have two Good-Fish Hubs in the Midwest, (Galesburg, Illinois) which allow us to deliver our fishermen’s catch directly to The Farmstand by Willow City Farm.
At Sitka Salmon Shares, you’re joining a community of artisan fishers, healthy eaters, foodies, and Alaskan adventurers in our collective efforts to rebuild America’s seafood system from the ground up. All of us together are actively supporting sustainably sourced seafood and independent, family fishermen who fish in much the same way their grandparents did.