Cleaning prawns (shrimps) isn’t that difficult but not everybody comes across fresh prawns and many don’t know how to devein and clean them. I for studying hotel management hadn’t come across much seafood, we don’t have sea touching Austria, and Austrian fish cuisine is limited to sweet water fish.
I always loved to eat prawns and the only time we would get to taste some would be on our yearly trip visiting our family in France, so you understand now what value we had for seafood. Fresh Prawns are 1000000 times better then frozen one and totally worth the time cleaning and preparing them!
Today, I and my husband, had gone for a round to town. Right now the monsoons are passing Goa, so fishing out with boats is strictly punished, which means fish and seafood prices reach exhilarating prices in the markets.
Most of the locals here love to go fishing the whole rainy season till October. People own Seasonal business and end up nearly 6 month a year sitting at home or going fishing. see on photo
We found one fisher lady who gave us a good price for 1 1/2 kg of big white prawns (~12€). Was a awesome cache and then for the rains, so we made a clip for everybody, to learn the simplest way of cleaning prawns.
Keep a bowl of water with lemon juice to wash your hands. The lemon kills the fishy smell. The fresher they are the less they will stink.
Please remove the veins/intestines of the prawns! It is not healthy to leave that in, so if u don’t want to get sick, remove it out!