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Over our 25 years in business, Atlantis of Kilmore Quay have built up great relationships with local fishermen. Our partnerships with the skippers of day boats, beamers and trawlers means we have dedicated boats to ensure a constant supply of the freshest Irish seafood for our customers.

Supplying the Trade for over 25 Years

Atlantis of Kilmore Quay have been supplying restaurants, hotels, pubs, government bodies, caterers and fast food outlets for over our 25 years. We have an extensive network of suppliers to ensure the largest range of fresh seafood for our customers.

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Discover Seafood - Prawns

Consultant chef Siobhán Devereux Doyle talks all things prawn. Prawns are a quick cooking, versatile seafood. They are a great source of high-quality protein, and provide some of the most important vitamins and minerals that make up a healthy diet. They are surprisingly low in calories and contain extremely healthy cholesterol.

Did you know that prawns are shellfish and that shellfish fall under two classifications – Crustaceans and Molluscs. Prawn is a common name for a small aquatic crustacean with an exoskeleton and ten legs, some of which can be eaten, and they are taken from salt water. The shells of the prawns contain essential flavour and because of this the shells are used as a base for many fish sauces and stocks, for example, Prawn Bisque. There are many different varieties of prawns available, however the most common in Ireland is the Dublin Bay Prawn, which is in fact a Langoustine, and the only prawn found in Irish waters.

The following technique can be used to prepare the prawns for cooking:

  • Gutting – Hold the middle tail flap, twist to dislocate form the shell, then pull carefully to remove the gut in one piece without breaking.
  • Remove the head and claws in one piece.
  • Place the tail side-ways on a board, strike with the heel of the hand to break the boney connecting tissue on the underside.
  • Pull open and extract the flesh in one piece.

Alternatively, Atlantis of Kilmore Quay can do all the hard work for you, Kilmore Quay King Prawns peeled & deveined are available in the online store here.

Prawns are available in a wide variety - you can browse the full prawn selection available here.

Prawns are very versatile in cooking and can be boiled, poached, steamed, shallow-fried or crumbed and deep fried. They are so quick and easy to cook, all you need is a hot pan and a little oil and butter, 2-3 minutes either side, and season to taste. This makes for a simple and delicious addition to any stir-fry or salad.