Moreton Bay Fresh Banana Prawns, when in season, are a delight to be savoured, they are an autumnal to winter species that can brighten any winter day.
Seasonality: April to August
Flavour: Light and delectable Texture: Firm Moisture: Moist and juicy freshness Harvested from: Moreton Bay Harvest Method: Bay trawling (otter and beam) Stock Status: Sustainably fished
Fishers and consumers get the best results when in harmony with the environment. Independent scientific research concludes that the operation of prawn-trawl gear has low impact on seabeds where prawns are caught. Nevertheless, industry development aims to further reduce disturbance of the seabed, as this results in reduced fuel use and lower emission of green-house gases.
Recipe: Garlic Prawns
Ingredients 1 kg Moreton Bay Fresh (uncooked) Banana Prawns 4 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus extra sprigs for garnish
Method 1. Peel and devein the prawns, but leave the tail section intact. 2. Heat butter and oil in heavy fry pan over medium to high heat until the butter foam begins to subside. 3. Add garlic to pan and stir through, then add prawns. 4. Cook prawns until they change color and are cooked through - about 4 mins. Toss them regularly to coat them with the butter and garlic. The prawns should be nicely browned. 5. Sprinkle a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper over. Add parsley and mix through the prawns. Serve in individual ramekins and decorate with a parsley sprig.
Recipe courtesy of Queensland Prawns (queenslandprawns.com)
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