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Jamaican Pork Sauce (Recipe)

As the holidays  approaches fast, I think of something different, spicy yet unique to prepare at home. So I came across this Pork meat meal and I begin salivating. Oh how I’ve missed the sweetness of this meat dearly.
One thing I have closely observed online is that majority of those that talk about pork are from Jamaica and I think Jamaicans love for pork meat is expressed in the way they add pork to most of their meals, and the most popular way they have it is in stewed form.

Jamaican style pork stew is different from the European or American version. While the American pork stew has lots of vegetables, the Jamaicans love sugar browning for baking in their pork meat.

See how to prepare a simple, hearty pork stew

How To Differentiate Prawns From Shrimps

On my way back from an early morning walk, I caught sight of a local seller of sea foods such as craps, shrimps and possibly prawn. Why did I say possibly because I usually get confused with differentiating shrimp from prawn.
In many parts of the world, people find it quite difficult to distinguish between crayfish, prawn and shrimp. A large population of people don’t care what they are called and It doesn’t matter to some whether they are calling  shrimps as prawns, they just want to eat it.

The points and image below would help anyone also having difficulty differentiating them

Prawn

  • Gill Structure –  Prawns have branching gills while Shrimp feature lamellar gills, which are plate-like in structure.
  • Relative Size Prawns are typically larger than shrimps. Shrimp are generally smaller than prawns.
  • Leg Structure Prawns have longer legs than shrimp. Also, prawns usually have claws on three pairs of their legs Shrimp have shorter legs and have claws only on two pairs of legs.
  • Culinary Since prawns are larger, you get fewer in number per pound, and subsequently priced higher per unit. Also, much as prawns and shrimp are similar in taste, prawns are considered more of a delicacy because of their size. Since shrimp are smaller in size, they get cooked slightly quicker than prawns.  Sautéing shrimp for longer might make it rubbery and closer to dry fish. Other than that, they taste very similar to prawns.

Please drop a comment on how you differentiate Shrimps from Prawns.