15 Easy Frozen Prawns Recipes plus useful storage information

This collection of frozen prawns recipes contains delicious dishes for your bag of frozen seafood. Choose an amazing appetizer or a fresh dinner idea. There are lots of great ways to cook prawns. So feel free to stock up on this amazing frozen food. Check out storage tips and then turn your frozen fish into a new family favorite.

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Prawn Recipes

Prawns often get mistaken for shrimp. For good reason. They look very similar, they can both be found in cold water, and they both taste delicious!

Some people say that a prawn is meatier and slightly sweeter than a shrimp.

A quick meal idea is to whip up prawns to make a classic shrimp cocktail (or prawn cocktail). This simple dish is a classic. But these frozen prawn recipes will take your food up a notch.

This collection of recipes will help you use up that bag of frozen prawns you purchased from the grocery store. But you can easily swap fresh prawns out for frozen.

You may even be able to swap frozen shrimp in some of the recipes. But make sure you are taking the size of the seafood into consideration.

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Prawn FAQ

Can you cook prawns from frozen?

Yes, but defrosting them first will give you better results.

How long can you keep frozen prawns?

If properly frozen, prawns will keep for 6-8 months.

Can I refreeze frozen prawns?

No. It is not safe to defrost and then re-freeze raw prawns.

How long do prawns take to defrost at room temperature?

They take about 20 minutes to defrost.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

Each of these frozen seafood ideas will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many prawns you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

Cooking prawns from frozen

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Ingredients that work well with shellfish

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • lemon juice, zest, or wedges
  • garlic and onions
  • bell peppers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • zucchini
  • chili powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • fish sauce
  • coconut milk
  • crusty bread
  • cauliflower rice
  • brown rice

Frozen cooked prawn recipes

Our goal is to help you find recipes using the food you already have in your home.

Each of these prawn dishes will give you some important info so that you can pick the best ideas for your needs.

Check out the blogger that published each recipe to use their ingredient list and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

Which easy recipe are you looking forward to trying first?

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