4 ways to … Enjoy Cooked Prawns

Prawn meals



Most of us love cooked prawns but sometimes it’s hard to think of ways to use them beyond the obvious (but delicious), peeled and eaten with a salad or used in a prawn cocktail. Well the good news is that these little crustaceans are one of the quickest ways to create a delicious meal. Here’s our four favourite ways to use cooked prawns:

Vietnamese-style Prawn Rice Paper Rolls – grab yourself some vermicelli noodles, mint, lettuce, cucumber and rice paper rolls and get rolling. These are a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen and you can add or subtract anything you fancy to customise them to suit your taste – think chicken, carrot, coriander, peanuts.

Spicy Prawn Tacos – forget the minced meat and add cooked prawns to your tacos for a fresh and tasty twist on the Mexican classic. Add a little chilli, a squeeze of lime and all your usual favourites and you’ll be one happy hombre.

Prawn pasta – cook dried pasta in a saucepan of boiling water following the packet directions, then drain. In a frying pan over medium heat add a splash of olive oil, finely chopped garlic cloves, some fresh or dried chilli flakes and cook until the garlic is soft. Add the pasta and peeled prawns and toss to combine, cooking until the prawns are heated through. Add chopped parsley and serve.

Prawn vol-au-vents – got a dinner party coming up? Channel the ‘70s and pick up a packet of vol-au-vent cases and stuff them with cream cheese and prawns. Garnish with a cherry tomato and teeny-tiny cubes of avocado and you’ve got colourful and tasty hors d'oeuvres.

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