How to cook prawns the easy way!

Peeling and cooking prawns intimidates even the most accomplished home chef. Getting the right technique when removing the shell and deveining can be tricky. However, it shouldn’t put you off from using this incredible protein. Incorporating prawns into your meals doesn’t have to be hard! 

A Healthy Prawn has a texture to die for, with a sweet-and-salty flavour that makes any tastebud dance with delight. It’s truly the perfect addition to any meal. Best of all, you can forget about peeling, deveining and even cooking. That work is already done. You can add delicious and nutritious Healthy Prawns to any meal instantly.

No matter how you serve them, their high-nutritional value and low calorie count makes Healthy Prawn an ideal base protein for a range of healthy and tasty meals. Steamed for a fresh salad or fried up with noodles, the choices are limitless.

Can you cook pre-cooked prawns? 

Absolutely! Healthy Prawns are delicious on their own or cooked into your favourite dinner. We recommend adding them towards the end of the cooking process. Cook until they’re tender and heated through to add a dynamic flavour to any meal.

 


What are the health benefits of cooked prawns? 

Cooked prawns are an excellent source of healthy nutrients and contain fewer calories (70 cal per 100 g) than both beef and chicken! 

Prawns are also super low in saturated fats (the bad kind of fats) and contain almost three times as much omega-3 fatty acid than omega-6. 

Read more: Are prawns healthy? Why your body loves this super crustacean.

How to thaw frozen cooked prawns 

  1. Place your frozen Healthy Prawns in a clean colander in the sink and run cold water over them until thawed. Alternatively, you can leave the frozen cooked prawns in a container overnight in the refrigerator. 
  2. Use immediately after thawing or keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator (for up to two days) until you’re ready to use them. 


Do not thaw prawns in an open area at room temperature. This can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria. 

What can I do with pre-cooked prawns? 

Pre-cooked prawns are a culinary blessing. From quick pastas to simple saute recipes, you can thaw cooked prawns at a moment’s notice and toss them into almost any dish (no prep needed). Check out these simple recipe ideas…

 

 

Prawn cocktail 

Is there a better summer dish than a classic prawn cocktail? 

Because prawns are the superstar of this dish, consider what ingredients you use to season them. While there are plenty of cocktail sauces available, we recommend playing around with your favourite ingredients and adding your own touch. 

Popular ingredients for tasty prawn cocktails include lemon juice, chopped coriander, minced garlic or ginger and Worcestershire sauce. 

Fresh prawn salad

Another simple way to serve your pre-cooked prawns is by adding them to a fresh salad. The best thing about making a prawn-based salad is that you can prepare it very quickly and include virtually anything your heart desires. 

Ingredients that we like to include in a prawn salad include sliced mango, avocado, feta cheese and baby spinach. If you feel up for it, why not mix together some lime juice, herbs, honey and chilli for a spicy dressing?

 

 

Sauteed prawns

Whet your appetite by adding an extra layer of flavour to your meal, with some sauteed prawns! Sauteing involves lightly cooking your protein over a low heat, just enough to warm it all the way through. For prawns, simply add some high quality oil, garlic and a few of your favourite herbs and seasonings.

This will leave your prawns packed with flavour. We recommend marinating them in the refrigerator for about 24 hours before sauteeing, for an extra boost of deliciousness. 


Tip: Thread your prawns onto a skewer prior to marinating. It not only makes serving easier, but it’s also the perfect way to enjoy hands-on, BBQ cuisine. After all, who doesn’t love meat on a skewer?