Prawns are a delicious and versatile ingredient used in anything from curries to salads. Take a look at these prawn recipes and find out the best way to cook this shellfish. They can be fried, just heat oil in a pan until smoking hot. Add peeled prawns and cook until pink. To boil drop raw peeled prawns into boiling water with salt and juice of a lemon and cook for 3-4 minutes until pink then drain well. Or grill large raw shell-on prawns on a griddle, under a hot grill or on the BBQ.