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64 perfect prawn recipes

Whether you love your prawns barbecued, pan-fried or tossed, nothing pleases like a prawn.
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Is there anything prawns can’t do? We like them tossed through pasta in a spicy tomato sauce or done wafu pasta-style with sake-soy butter; but we’re equally pleased by prawns that have been kissed by the smoke and char of a barbecue, prawn ceviche with a green-chilli dressing, or a comforting prawn curry. This versatile crustacean is available year-round, so don’t leave all your prawn eating to summer.

Prawns are easy and quick to cook, making them primed for simple dinners as well as impressive dinner party snacks. Whether you’re a lover of prawn pasta recipes, barbecued prawns with a lovely marinade or sauce, or a fresh prawn salad, nothing pleases like a prawn.

In our collection of perfect prawn recipes, we have delicious pasta recipes, barbecued delights like Mat Lindsay’s prawns with brown butter and tamari and light and quick seafood meals such as a soba noodle salad with sake grilled prawns that takes just 15 minutes to make. We also have brilliant starters, from our chicken, prawn and chilli pot stickers recipe or super-easy charred prawns on skewers with lime that takes less than 10 minutes to cook. For easy midweek dinners, try Liberté’s stir fry garlic prawns with chilli and Thai basil or our linguine with tomato, prawns and rocket.

Here are our best prawn recipes, perfect for all occasions.

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Summer paccheri with prawns, tomato and pickled chilli

Photo: Parker Blain

Helly Raichura’s Bengali prawns and seablite (shorshe chingri)

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Prawn linguine with semi-dried tomatoes and olives

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Prawns and clams baked in tomato and chilli

Photo: Alicia Taylor

Soba noodles with nori sesame butter and sake-grilled prawns

Photo: Alicia Taylor

Tony Tan’s char kway teow

Photo: Mark Roper

Philipa Sibley’s spaghettini, prawns, charred corn, green chilli, black garlic

Photo: William Meppem

Linguine with tomato, prawns and rocket

Photo: Chris Chen

Liberté’s garlic prawns with chilli and Thai basil

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Vesuvio with prawns, white wine and tomato

Photo: Parker Blain

Tedesca Osteria’s prawns with saffron, fino sherry and garlic sauce

Photo: Chris Court

Prawn sandwich with kimchi mayo

Barbecued prawns with brown butter and tamari
Photo: William Meppem

Barbecued prawns with brown butter and tamari

Photo: Parker Blain

Bengali prawns and seablite (shorshe chingri)

bowls-of-mixed-seafood-salad-and-bread-sticks
Photo: Alicia Taylor

Mixed grilled seafood salad with lemon mignonette

Photo: James Moffatt

Chicken, prawn and chilli pot stickers

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Okonomiyaki hotcakes with school prawns

Rockmelon, lime and poppy-seed prawn cocktails
Photo: William Meppem

Rockmelon, lime and poppy-seed prawn cocktails

Photo: Chris Chen

Charred prawns on skewers with lime

Ham steaks with fried egg and chilli tamarind sauce
Photo: Alicia Taylor

Prawn and sesame toasts

Grilled eggplant salad with prawns
Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Palisa Anderson’s yum makeua (grilled eggplant salad with prawns)

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Al Dente’s prawn ravioli

Typoon shelter prawns
Photo: Anson Smart

Tony Tan’s typhoon shelter prawns

Photo: James Moffatt

Mustard butter prawns with corn and wilted greens

Vietnamese rice paper rolls
Photo: James Moffatt

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Photo: Will Horner

Grilled prawns with coconut rice and peach sambal

Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Louis Tikaram’s Mooloolaba prawn ceviche with green chilli dressing

Photo: Will Horner

Mike McEnearney’s grilled prawn, watermelon and tomato salad

Prawn cocktail tower
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Prawn cocktail tower

Wood-grilled prawns with fried garlic and chilli oil
Photo: Mark Roper

Cutler & Co’s wood-grilled prawns with fried garlic and chilli oil

Penne with prawns and fra diavolo sauce
Photo: William Meppem

Penne with prawns and fra diavolo sauce

Prawn and scallop har gow
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Prawn and scallop har gow with garlic oil

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Charred cabbage with chestnuts and prawns

Prawns with saffron and quinoa
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Prawns with saffron and quinoa

Photo: James Moffatt

Raes on Wategos’ king prawn sangas

Prawn, cabbage and soba noodle salad
Photo: William Meppem

Prawn, cabbage and soba noodle salad

Four folded pastry triangles on a piece of brown paper, laid on a white round plate, on a black background.
Photo: Mark Roper

Rumi’s prawn börek

A black plate holding fettuccine, prawns and chunks of tomato, with a black fork and spoon to the side.
Photo: John Paul Urizar

Wafu pasta: fettuccine with prawns, tomato and sake-soy butter

Prawns with black beans, chorizo and chipotle
Photo: William Meppem

Prawns with black beans, chorizo and chipotle

Ma hor (Galloping horses)
Photo: Chris Court

Ma hor (galloping horses)

Spicy prawn skewers
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Spicy prawn and lemongrass sticks

Crab, prawn and fennel stew with rouille
Photo: William Meppem

Crab, prawn and fennel stew with rouille

Photo: William Meppem

Prawn, slaw and pico de gallo tacos

Photo: Prue Ruscoe

Prawn carpaccio with prawn oil

Charred prawns, eggplant and chickpeas with roast tomato vinaigrette
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Charred prawns, eggplant and chickpeas with roast tomato vinaigrette

Photo: William Meppem

Pork, prawn and tofu fritters with salted chilli sauce

Photo: William Meppem

Prawn tostadas with corn relish and chipotle crème fraîche

Photo: Ben Dearnley

King prawns and brown butter

Charred prawn sandwich with fennel, lemon myrtle and lime
Photo: William Meppem

Charred prawn sandwich with fennel, lemon myrtle and lime

Lau's Family Kitchen's prawns and char siu with vermicelli in a claypot
Photo: Mark Roper

Lau’s Family Kitchen’s prawns and char siu with vermicelli in a claypot

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Kylie Kwong’s Cantonese-style prawn wonton soup

Photo: Chris Court

Bloody Mary prawn rolls

Prawn and bean salad with preserved lemon dressing
Photo: William Meppem

Prawn and bean salad with preserved lemon dressing

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Prawn and pomelo salad with roasted chilli dressing

Prawn and avocado salad with spiced tomato dressing
Photo: William Meppem

Prawn and avocado salad with spiced tomato dressing

Prawn and avocado with lime
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Prawn and avocado with lime

Vietnamese-style grilled prawns
Photo: Chris Chen

Vietnamese-style grilled prawns with chilli dressing

Prawn dumplings with organic tamari and chilli dressing
Photo: Alicia Taylor

Kylie Kwong’s prawn dumplings with organic tamari and chilli dressing

Bucatini with prawn fra diavolo
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Bucatini with prawn fra diavolo

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Photo: William Meppem

Grilled prawns with tamarind, coconut rice and watermelon

Photo: Ben Dearnley

David Thompson’s prawns baked with vermicelli

one-pot Prawn curry in silver pan showing yellow curry, prawns and vegetables
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Prawn curry

Liberté's garlic prawns with chilli and Thai basil
Photo: Chris Chen

Garlic prawns with chilli and Thai basil

Barbecued prawns with honey, sesame and lemon
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Barbecued prawns with honey, sesame and lemon

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