How to Prepare Prawns
Fresh prawns are firm and their shells are still intact. While they are briny, they should not have any foul smell!
Detach the head from the body, but don't throw them away. You can keep your prawn heads to make your very own seafood or prawn stock!
Make life easy for your dinner guests and peel the shells off your prawns. Leave the tail intact for better presentation.
Use a pairing knife and gently slice the outer edge of the prawn by making a shallow incision. Once this is done, you can easily remove the vein, which is actually the prawn's intestinal tract!
Similar to the previous step, use a pairing knife to slice the outer edge of the prawn halfway through, without slicing it completely in half.
When it turns pink on both sides, it's good to go. Nothing beats tender and juicy prawns!