...Butterfly raw prawns

Step by step

1 Holding the shelled prawn between the fingers and thumb, make a shallow incision, along the length of the back of the tail to expose the intestinal tract.

2 Carefully pull this thread away and discard.

3 Cut deeper along the natural line down the middle of the back, halfway through the prawn, to butterfly it, leaving the tail tip intact.

Butterfly prawns shell on

After pulling away the head, turn the prawn over so it is belly side up and pull away the small legs. Cut halfway through the prawn, through the belly, keeping the tail tip intact.

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