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    I have a large bag of beautiful raw king prawns in my freezer ready for the festive season. I have never bought raw king prawns before and to be totally honest, I have no idea what to do with them. I think they're still in their shells although minus the head. I've got different friends and family coming over a number of times and each time I will lay on a buffet. What I'm looking for is some great ways to serve these prawns that is a little more adventurous than a prawn ring or vol au vents. Anyone got any favourite recipes they care to share?





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    Ummmm, nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 79101
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    prawns are shrimp, correct? My co-worker served some shrimp wrapped in bacon and asparagus last year, they were so good!

    I also saw a Paula Deen recipe with little pieces of toast, spread with a cream cheese dip and then the shrimp placed on top. let me see if I can find a recipe


    Ingredients
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    5 cloves garlic, minced and divided
    2 tablespoons minced green onion
    1 tablespoon black pepper
    2 tablespoons butter
    3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
    24 medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
    24 toasted French bread rounds
    Cherry tomatoes, halved, for garnish
    Fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
    Directions
    In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, 2 cloves garlic, green onion and pepper; set aside.

    In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add remaining 3 cloves garlic and parsley. Add shrimp; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until pink and firm. Do not overcook.

    Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over French bread rounds. Top each with 1 shrimp. Garnish with tomato halves and parsley leaves.












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    This is what I got when I put in "prawn recipes"

    http://www.cookitsimply.com/category-0020-0k137.html












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    sprinkle with lots and lots and lots of freshly ground pepper and fry in a mixture of butter and olive oil. Then you suck the shells before you eat the prawn- trust me


    marinade in ginger and garlic and a little olive oil and then grill on skewers

    make king prawn spoons - ala iceland














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    Not sure if you can get Old Bay Seasoning over there or not. If you can put a couple of cans of inexpensive beer in a big pot, bring to a boil and steam them in Old Bay and Beer. Serve with cocktail sauce and sliced lemon.





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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 79142
    sprinkle with lots and lots and lots of freshly ground pepper and fry in a mixture of butter and olive oil. Then you suck the shells before you eat the prawn- trust me


    marinade in ginger and garlic and a little olive oil and then grill on skewers

    make king prawn spoons - ala iceland

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    How big are king prawns (how many to the pound, I mean).

    Do you want to serve them as a meal, or an h'ors d'oeurves? Hot or cold.

    I have an absolutely wicked recipe for shrimp and cheesey grits. I loathe grits, but this is the one way I will eat them.

    I have a super easy and very delicious scampi recipe...

    Wonderful cold cocktail recipe...

    What sounds best to you?






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