A prawn can be cooked in various ways, and it is celebrated as a champion ingredient across a range of regional cuisines in India. These tasty little morsels are healthy and make delicious meals. They are packed with protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Good for your eyes and brain, prawns are believed to help combat inflammation as well.
It is one of the costliest varieties of seafood in India. With its delicate texture and flavorful taste, it can be cooked in a variety of recipes. You can grill, fry, steam, or even curry them.
The difference between prawns and shrimps
The names ‘shrimp’ and ‘prawns’ can be used interchangeably. However, there lies a tiny difference between them. While prawns have more enormous claws and legs and a gill structure, shrimps, on the other hand, are smaller. Picking fresh prawns instead of frozen ones is the trick to enjoying the full impact of their flavour and texture.
This can be the basic difference in identifying the shrimp or prawn when you look for the same in the market. However, you do not have to worry about handpicking it when you order online from Licious.
At Licious, a variety of seawater and freshwater prawn cuts are available. These cuts are already deveined and cleaned to save cooking time. Right from pink shrimp to sea white prawns, from larger tiger prawns to witch shrimp, choose your favourites and have them home delivered in hygienic, tamper-proof and vacuum-sealed packages.
Moreover, our prawns and other fish & seafood are free from added chemicals, are selected from the day’s catch and delivered within 24 hours. So order seawater and freshwater prawns online and enjoy speedy home delivery.
Should Shrimp Be Deveined Before It Is Cooked?
There is no harm in eating the digestive tract of shrimp. However, many people choose to remove it as it looks unattractive and does not add any value in terms of taste.
However, as shrimps are small, opting for this time-consuming process does not make much sense. Hence, we do the hard work for you! We devein and seashell our shrimps, and use them straight out of the pack with zero prep.
4 Ways to Prepare and Cook Prawns
From fried prawns that taste divine to succulent prawn curry that tantalises your taste buds; make yummy deshelled prawn recipes within minutes by ordering deshelled prawns from Licious.
Here are four popular ways to prepare this tasty and tender crustacean:
When it comes to pan-frying prawns, the cooking oil must be sufficient to cover the bottom of the pan. Coat your prawns in spices and add deshelled prawns and cook until pink (this does not take long).
Boil sufficient water to cover the prawns adequately. Add seasoning and let this mixture boil for a minute before the prawns are added. Simmer for a few minutes until the prawns have turned pink. Once boiled, drain the hot water. Now put the prawns in cold water and then serve them chilled with preferred sauces.
Preheat the grill. Soak the skewers in water to avoid loss of moisture. Thread the seasoned prawns onto the skewers tightly, to retain moisture. Make sure to oil your grill beforehand so the prawns don’t stick. Cook for a few minutes on each side until turned pink.
- Deep frying
Love prawns that are juicy from the inside but crispy on the outside? If yes, pour oil into a deep fryer about two inches and add deveined and cleaned prawns. The moment oil is heated, drop the prawns and fry them until turned golden. Then, take them out and toss them on a paper towel, as it will absorb extra oil. Serve hot.
So, what are you waiting for? Order fresh, cleaned prawns from Licious and enjoy! Make delicious curries and more and let us know in the comments below how you enjoyed this read.