BC spot prawns are a beautiful, locally sourced seafood with a short season. They’re available from May to June, and if you happen to be in British Columbia then, you should definitely try them. They’re succulent, with a light pinkish coloring and delicate white spots that give them their name.
We bought the prawns live and chose to grill them whole, which took about 5 to 10 min. Be sure to check that you are not overcooking them by examining the flesh and removing from the heat right away once the flesh turns solid. Serve with dipping sauces of ponzu, lime, and hot sauce, if you wish.