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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    You see, I cant see many Asians actually eating these, they come from round our coast, not some topical paradise.
    King prawns they aint.:smile:
     
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      that comment was purely gastronomical :phew:
       
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        As kids we used to go winkleing, I could never get away with them. The Mam's would boil them then send us out with a needle/ pin to spend the day! Yuk....... I was always the fat kid who wanted £1 for chips :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Winkles were never my favourite, loved shrimps but now appear to be allergic to them after 50 yrs of eating them.:scratch:
           
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            My hubby was a chef, he once brought home 2 longestines. They where confused,in his fridge! So he decided to bring them home!:yikes:
            Yeah, you got it, kids became attached , we housed them in a spare fish tank. It didn't go well:whistle:
             
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              That is because you are a Kentish Man! :pathd:

              Trust me: get yourself "out there" and travel a bit and you will see that nothing, note, NO-THING, is "wasted" ... that includes prawn shells ;)
               
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              I'd be confused in his fridge too!! :huh: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:

              Glad they got a happy ending :thumbsup::thumbsup:
               
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                Not really, unfortunately. They didn't become' dinner' but they didn't last long as pets :whistle: poor little things just died
                 
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                  They aint bloody prawns:biggrin:
                   
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                    We need to be careful on our waterways :)
                     
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                      Sorry, you lost me Loki:scratch::scratch::biggrin:
                       
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                        They are delicious, used to have them as a kid when staying with my Aunt over there.. Yep @pete they are NOT prawns as you say and are the same colour cooked or raw.. Although they are referred to as prawns in Dublin Bay but they are of the lobster family and to back my claim Wiki agree too.. :biggrin:
                        This article is about the biological species often called "scampi". For other uses, see Scampi (disambiguation).
                        Nephrops norvegicus, known variously as the Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, langoustine (compare langostino) or scampi, is a slim, orange-pink lobster which grows up to 25 cm (10 in) long, and is "the most important commercial crustacean in Europe".[3] It is now the only extant species in the genus Nephrops, after several other species were moved to the closely related genus Metanephrops. It lives in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the Mediterranean Sea, but is absent from the Baltic Sea and Black Sea. Adults emerge from their burrows at night to feed on worms and fish.
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                          The eyes staring up at me from the plate are a bit off putting! :snorky: :sofa:
                           
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                            Sod all the talk, just gimme some to eat!:snorky:
                             

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