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Prawns in salt crust, a quick and easy recipe

Salt prawns

Salt prawns are a really simple fish appetizer to prepare. Here’s how they are made with our recipe.

If you are looking for a crafty recipe, then you have come to the right place at the right time. In fact, prawns in salt are a light but at the same time refined appetizer , perfect if you want to enhance the delicate flavor of these crustaceans to the maximum. Served alone, with a homemade mayonnaise or with an orange sauce, they will conquer even the most demanding palates .

And the best part is that a couple of ingredients are enough to prepare them: the prawns of course and some coarse salt. We were really amazed by their delicacy and the perfect degree of cooking that can be obtained and we have made salted prawns one of our strong points. Are you curious to find out how to get the best out of this recipe?

Salt prawns
Salt prawns

How to prepare the salt prawns recipe

  1. First, slightly bend the head of the shrimp and, with the help of a toothpick, remove the black filament . Then rinse them under running water and dry them with kitchen paper.
  2. Arrange half the salt on the bottom of a pan suitable for cooking in the oven.
  3. Place the prawns and cover with the remaining salt. There should be at least 2 cm.
  4. Then cook at 180 ° C for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving, just removing the salt crust and leaving each diner the task of cleaning them.

Our advice is to serve the prawns in salt with oil or lemon juice, two simple flavors which, however, help to enhance the flavor of the fish.

If you liked the salt-baked prawns recipe, we suggest you also try the baked prawns : they are very simple and really delicious.


We advise you to consume freshly made prawns in salt or to keep them in the refrigerator for a maximum of a couple of days before consuming them.

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