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Cooking Guide: Australian King Prawns - PrimeFish Seafood Co.

Cooking Guide: Australian King Prawns

Australian King Prawns, renowned for their rich, sweet flavor and firm texture, are a prized catch from the clean, clear waters surrounding Australia. These prawns boast a bright orange hue when cooked, distinguishing them by their majestic size and exceptional taste. Sustainably harvested to ensure the health and vitality of their natural ecosystems, Australian King Prawns embody the spirit of eco-conscious seafood consumption. Their versatility in culinary applications ranges from barbecued and grilled delights to elegant additions in pasta and salads, making them a luxurious treat for any occasion.

Thawing Instructions

For optimal flavor and texture, gently thaw Australian King Prawns in the refrigerator. Place them in their original packaging or a sealed container, allowing them to thaw gradually for up to 24 hours.

To quickly thaw shrimp by placing them in a sealed bag, submerging in cold water, and weighing down if needed. Stir water every 10 minutes for even thawing. Shrimp should be ready in about 30 minutes, flexible and not icy. Cook immediately after thawing; do not refreeze.

Once thawed, it's best to consume the prawns within 2-3 days while keeping them refrigerated at 40°F.


Lightly season the Australian King Prawns with sea salt. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat and add a small amount of olive oil. Once hot, add the prawns to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are golden and crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.


Begin by filling a large pot with water and bringing it to a rolling boil. Add aromatic seasonings like dill, lemon slices, and black peppercorns to the water to infuse the prawns with subtle flavors. Carefully add the Australian King Prawns to the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they turn opaque and vibrant orange. Remove the prawns with a slotted spoon and place them in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process instantly. Peel the prawns and serve as a standalone seafood delight or incorporate them into your favorite dishes.



Preheat your grill to a medium-high setting (about 400°F). Lightly oil and season the Australian King Prawns with your choice of spices. Arrange the prawns on the grill and cook for about 2-4 minutes on each side, depending on their size, until they are beautifully charred and cooked through.

To eat a whole Australian King Prawn, start by holding the body in one hand and gently twisting off the head with the other; you can choose to suck the head for extra flavor, but it's optional. Peel the shell from the head down, and you might want to slit the back to remove the vein. If the legs are attached, pull them off as you peel. Once peeled, the prawn meat is ready to eat. You can dip it in sauce or seasoning as you like.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4, Serving size: 4 oz (113g), Amount per serving: Calories 100, Total Fat 1g (2% DV), Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 160mg (53% DV), Sodium 805mg (35% DV), Total Carbohydrate 1g (0% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 0g, Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV), Protein 20g, Vitamin D 0mcg (0% DV), Calcium 50mg (4% DV), Iron 0.4mg (2% DV), Potassium 300mg (6% DV).

Australian King Prawns are a natural source of high-quality protein without added chemicals or preservatives, enriched with omega-3 fatty acids for heart and brain health, and antioxidants to protect against cellular damage.

Please review our Seafood Safety Guidelines 

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