[WATCH] How to clean and devein prawns

Watch Sean Gravina clean and devein prawns to get them ready for cooking. 

Sean Gravina cleans and deveins prawns to get them ready for cooking

Cleaning prawns

You will need

  • Prawns
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick


  1. Remove the head of the prawn.
  2. If serving tail-on prawns, grab the shell near the legs of the prawn and pull it outwards and around the prawn.
  3. If serving tail-off prawns, remove the head and squeeze off the tail, removing the shell until clean.
  4. Place the prawn on a board with its belly on the board side, bend the prawn from the joint to expose the black bag (intestine) and fork it out with the toothpick with out rapturing the bag. 

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 24 October 2014. 

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