Prawns !!!!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    I always take the heads off !!!!

    Have any of you eaten the heads ?

    I watched an American cooking programme (as you do !) and they said the head was the best part !

    So, what's the consensus of opinion ??

    To eat or not to eat !!!:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    We love Prawns, but could not fancy eating the heads...:thumb:

    Them long hairs would get stuck in my throat...:RollEyes:

    I should imagine the heads and other body parts would make a nice soup.. :thumb:
     
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    I've sucked out the meat from inside the heads, it tastes very sweet!!
     
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    YUK, the heads...no thanks, love the bodies though he he:Smile:
     
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    only ever eaten one prawn in my life and did not like it.too crunchy for me:Sad:
    prefer shrimp:thumb:
     
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    your only supposed to blow the bloody doors off

    Yoour only supposed to blow the bloody doors off ...Chris you are supposed to take the shell off the body of the prawn .. unlike the shrimp which is soft....

    He's having me on isn't he:Sad::Sad::Sad:

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    who me! never?:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Suck the brains out and eat the shell:thumb:
     
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    Only the body foe me could not eat the head not with them big eyes looking at me:Eeek:
     
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    DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING THE AMERICANS TELL YOU

    They think Burgers are gourmet food. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I have a chinese sis in law and two half chinese nephews who insist you must crack the head with you teeth then suck out the brains.

    doesnt go down well when i refuse...just cant bring myself to do it

    [​IMG]
     
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    Is that why the yanks are all sooo clever, Prawn brains:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    If you whizz 'em up in a Food Processor for a couple of minutes the resulting Goo can be used in a Bisque, so tasty, people not in the Know, will presume it's Lobster. Restaurants do it all the time:Doh:
     
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    If you are financially challenged !!

    Or in other words, Boracic !:cry:

    If you leave the heads on with the eyes intact ...........:RollEyes:


    Then they can see you through the week ! boom boom !!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Masterchef Australia said heads are the best part ! Not for me !!
     
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    Strangely enough, my Chinese relatives live in Australia :RollEyes: maybe that's where they get it from
     
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    René Artois

    show's us how to peel prawns:Laughing:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8dkFz1cuzU[/ame]
     
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    Prawns Greek style

    I have never ever had the heads off a prawn, only their bodies(especially if they are big ones too!) except! On a holiday in Greece we ate some tiny prawns/shrips called 'Simiako Garidaki' they where fresh out the sea,thrown in the pan with garlic butter and lots of lemon which gave in an amazing zing, they were so small that you dont even notice the heads going in your mouth. They tasted fine and werent extremely crunchy, they were just perfect! Best prawns Ive ever had in my life!
     
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    Rave from the grave !!

    I posted this last May fer chrisake !!! Nice to know people still trawl through the old posts !:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    Prawns - stop eating them

    I hate to be a killjoy, but we should all really stop eating prawns. The demand in the west is so high that massive over fishing (for prawns) takes place with enormous ocean bottom dragging nets, which wipes out large populations of other sea life.

    Eventually if this practice continues not only will there be no prawns, there will be very little other sea life left either.
     

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