Banana prawns are a rising favorite for Australians due to their light, sweet flavor. They present well as they retain their shape when cooked. Banana prawns are more commonly used in hot dishes rather than in cold salads or platters.
The traditional cooking methods for other species of prawn (such as shallow frying and barbecuing) can be used for banana prawns. They are also ideal for use in seafood dishes such as prawn cakes or terrines.
A favorite in Asian dishes, banana prawns are well suited to spicy flavors. Chilli jam is an excellent accompaniment. Thai-style coconut curries and avocado cocktails are also a delight.
Banana Prawns have a Mild, Delicate and sweet flavor