How to Peel a Prawn in a Flash

Australians love their prawns and no more so than at Christmas time when 40% of the annual amount of prawns eaten are consumed. Prawns offer juicy, sweet flesh with salty nuances and are naturally high in Omega 3 and a multitude of vitamins, meaning they are good for you too.

According to Taste, there are hundreds of ways to use prawns in your diet, from eating them fresh with just a squeeze of lemon to tossing them in some chilli and garlic for a delicious treat. It all starts, however, with the peeling of a prawn.

How to peel a cooked prawn:

Step 1: Squeeze the back of the head, gently twist and detach from the body.

Step 2: Starting underneath, roll off the shell, taking the legs with you.

Step 3: Squeeze the tail and delicately slide it off.

Step 4: Using your fingers, remove the black intestinal tract from the prawn by carefully pulling the tract through the opening at the head.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.