Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.
  • Carabinero Prawns Carabinero Prawns

Carabinero Prawns

Ref: FP0027
  • Caught in the mediterranean sea
  • Directly frozen on the boat to ensure maximum freshness
  • Heads and shells provide incredible flavour to soups, stews and stocks
  • Buy 3 and save 5%
  • Buy 6 and save 10%
Stock Availability: We currently have enough of this item in stock to fulfill most orders
Est. Delivery Date: Order in the next before 1pm on the Monday and your order should arrive on Tuesday


One of the most sought after prawns in professional kitchens worldwide, beautiful Carabineros are a large deep-sea prawn species that hail from Eastern Atlantic into the Mediterranean Sea. Known by a plethora of names, to the Spanish and Portuguese as Carabineros, to the English as Scarlet Shrimp or Cardinal Prawns, and to the French as the Crevette Imperiale, they are renowned for their jumbo size and striking bright red colour.

Carabineros translates literally as police, reputedly because the colour of their shells matched the uniforms of Spanish customs police. Yet, their distinct red colour does not change when cooked , as does a lobster shell from blue to red when boiled.
More distinct and robust in flavour than other shrimps or langoustines, they are also appreciated for their large size. While their meat is mainly concentrated in the tail, their cephalothoraxes (head and body) are not to be overlooked, and are excellent for making clear and creamed soups and sauces to which it adds flavour and red colour. None of this prawn should go to waste, as Spanish consider the flavour of their heads as a delicacy.

Carabineros are traditionally prepared in Spain by simply cooking them under the gril and sating them at the end. Some suggest that they should be treated as a delicate small lobster versus a simple shrimp. Regardless, they can be poached, sauteed, steamed and are excellent in paellas and robust stews, etc. There is many michelin star chefs that value the plate appeal of their colour and size when served whole.

Our Carabineros are caught off the coasts of Morocco or Spain. Whole and head on, they are individually quick frozen on the boats to ensure their freshness and packaged in 1Kg boxes. Each carabinero weighs around 50 to 60 grams. To defrost them, simply bring the carabineros out of the freezer and allow them to natural defrost for 1 hour, cook immediately once defrosted.

Format: 1Kg of Carabinero Prawns served frozen in a polysterene box.
Name: Carabinero Prawn 20/25
Ingredients: Prawn ( Species - Aristaeopsis Edwardsiana )
Net Weight: 1Kg Box
Drained Weight: N/A
Storage: Frozen, once defrosted DO NOT RE-FREEZE, upon defrosting consume between 2 to 3 days
Best Before: See Packaging
Allergens: Crustacean/Mollusc

Sanlucar de Barrameda Fish Market (Cadiz)
We specialise in the import of Andalucían prawns caught within the gulf of Cadiz and sold in the fish market of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. One of the most sought after prawns in professional kitchens worldwide, beautiful Carabineros are a large deep-sea prawn species with a striking bright red colour. Sanlúcar prawns are a National treasure, valued all over Spain for their taste and quality, the only prawn with a designation of origin.

Free Delivery
For all orders of £50 and over within mainland UK, we offer free next day delivery 

Mainland UK
For all orders below £50 within mainland UK, we offer a Next Working Day Delivery service (Order by 1pm) - £6.50

Scottish Highlands
2 to 3 Days - £15.00

Northern Ireland
2 to 3 Days - £20.00

Isle of Wight
2 to 3 Days - £12.50

Isles of Scilly
2 to 3 Days - £20.00

Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Scottish Islands
2 to 3 Days - £10.00

Republic of Ireland
2 to 3 Days - £12.00

International Orders
For all International orders, please contact us with your order so we can quote for delivery.

  • Exclusive range of over 250 Spanish Foods you won't find elsewhere
  • Only the finest ingredients sold, many of which have won Best Taste Awards
  • No middlemen means we pass the savings onto you
  • We do not compromise on product freshness - Produce imported from Spain weekly
  • Hassle free delivery - Next working day as standard when ordered by 1pm*
  • Hassle free delivery - SMS/Email notification
  • Guaranteed freshness to your door thanks to Thermafreeze packaging
  • Secure website keeps your data safe
  • Secure payments through Worldpay make online payment risk free
  • No quibble returns policy
  • State of the art CellTherm storage facilities with Hygiene Certificate 5 rating
  • Friendly, passionate staff eager to help you on 01937 845 767


  • Lurton Cuesta de Oro Verdejo 2015

    • Aged in stainless steel, on lees and in oak
    • From renowned French winemaker Francois Lurton
    • Ideal with white meats, grilled fish and cured cheeses
  • Alvear Fino

    • Montilla Moriles family winery dating back to 1729
    • PX grapes make it a very fresh and clean fino
    • Perfect with iberico ham, olives or fried fish
  • Catala Paella Rice 1kg

    • Short grain paella rice from Bahia and Senia varieties
    • Carries the designation of origin 'Arroz de Valencia'
    • Beautiful cloth sack, this is the real deal