Black Tiger Shrimp

Penaeus Monodon

Primary Source(s): Asia

Season: Year Round

Size Range:  2x4 ct. per LB through 31-40 ct.

Black Tiger Shrimp is an aqua-cultured and wild species of shrimp out of Asia.  Due to the appearance of black stripes on the shell, they have become widely known as tiger shrimp. This species of shrimp can reach the size of over 1/2 a LB per shrimp! Most of the Asian suppliers offer state-of-the-art boxes, packaging, and processing (which follow HACCP guidelines for US operations!).

Farm Raised

Black tiger shrimp have a mild flavor, but the cooked meat is also softer than that of other shrimp species.

Large tiger shrimp tails are most commonly used for the classic shrimp cocktail appetizer or even grilled.