Australian Prawn Recipes

Australian Prawns

Prawn San Choy Bao

Regular San Choy Bao uses pork or chicken, but going with Australian prawns makes it healthier and tastier.

Prawn San Choy Bao recipe
Prep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time38 mins


 24 green Australian prawns, peeled, tails intact
 ¼ cup chilli jam + extra to serve
 1 tbsp caster sugar
 2 carrots, shredded
 2 butter lettuce, leaves trimmed and washed
 1 red onion, thinly sliced
 3 cucumbers, sliced
 2 cups bean sprouts, trimmed
 ½ cup each of Thai basil, coriander and Vietnamese mint
 ½ cup roasted crushed peanuts
 Fresh limes, crispy eschalots and sesame to serve



Place the prawns, chilli jam and oil in a bowl and toss to coat.


Preheat a char grill or barbecue over high heat. Grill prawns for 1-2 minutes each side or until cooked through. Set aside keep warm.


Place vinegar and sugar in a bowl and stir to dissolve. Add carrot and toss to coat.


Place the grilled prawns on a large platter with carrot, lettuce, red onion, cucumber, beansprouts, herbs, peanuts, limes, eschalots, sesame and extra chilli jam.


To serve, place the prawns into lettuce cups and top with remaining ingredients.

Serves 4.

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