Brits will go crackers for prawns this Christmas with more than 2,000 tonnes predicted to be sold over the festive period, according to Seafish, the authority on seafood.
Last Christmas, sales of coldwater prawns – the small variety commonly used in prawn cocktails – increased by 280% and the trend will be repeated this year as consumers stock up for the party season.
Karen Galloway, Seafish market insight manager, said: “Prawn cocktails, prawn canapés and garlic prawns are all the rage during the festive period and this Christmas a massive 2,000 tonnes of all varieties of prawns will be sold across Britain.
“And it’s good to know prawns can be a healthy indulgence this Christmas. They count towards your recommended two portions of fish a week and contain zinc and copper, both of which are important for healthy, glowing skin.”