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I like to keep a supply of frozen prawns in the freezer.  They are great in risotto, with pasta, in stir fry, on skewers and even on pizza.  Very versatile and super quick to cook.

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How to Make Risotto

Prawn Pasta

Make Pizza









I find the best way to defrost them is in water …and it takes less than ten minutes!

How to Defrost Frozen Prawns

  • Put the prawns into a large bowl and completely cover with cold water
  • After a few minutes pour off the water (it will be icy cold) and add some more fresh water
  • Repeat the last step a couple more times and the prawns are ready to cook

Handy Hints

  • Don’t be tempted to add hot or even warm water – the prawns will start to cook
  • To save time, buy frozen prawns that are ready peeled and deveined
  • Remember they don’t take long to cook
  • Serve prawns with lemon wedges – they were made for each other
  • Don’t skimp on the garlic when making garlic prawns

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3 Responses to “How to Defrost Frozen Prawns”

  1. Tania says:

    I love prawns. I always have a bag of frozen prawns in the freezer and have always just waited for them to defrost. Now I know how to defrost frozen prawns quickly.
    Great tip, thanks Jan.

  2. Thanks for sharing my article on social media Harry 🙂
    Glad you found this tip on defrosting prawns useful Tania 🙂

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