Prawn – Endeavour

Endeavour prawns are very versatile. Their mild-to-strong tasty sweetness is distinct, and adaptable to a range of creative taste combinations stronger flavoured ingredients can be used than with other prawn species.

Their modest size makes them particularly good for use in brochette form, especially as a smaller, bite-size portion for finger food with a citrus, chilli or soy dipping sauce. Endeavour prawns will also present well if shelled, and served inside a seeded avocado with a light vinaigrette, or in a tempura batter with chilli jam atop a bed of cubed mango.

Endeavour prawns are popular in salads and seafood platters.

Flavour Medium to Strong

Oiliness Low to Medium

Moisture Moist

Texture Firm

Flesh Colour Translucent when raw, and white with pinkish bands when cooked

Price Endeavour prawns are medium-priced prawns.

Edibility Flesh and roe

Suggested Wines

This spectacular-looking species has a medium flavour that lends itself to young, lemony Rieslings from the cool climate regions, such as Tasmania, Coonawarra and Mt Barker.

NUTRITION FACTS

per 100g of raw product

Kilojoules

na

Cholesterol

160mg

Sodium

na

Total fat (oil)

1.0g

Saturated fat

36% of total fat

Monounsaturated fat

18% of total fat

Polyunsaturated fat

45% of total fat

Omega-3, EPA

38mg

Omega-3, DHA

38mg

Omega-6, AA

75mg

COOKING IDEAS

Grill

Poach

Deep Fry

Barbecue

Shallow Fry

Steam/microwave

IMPORTANT FEATURES

When Caught

Mainly from March through November. Endeavour prawn fishery closures occur in Western Australia from December through March and in the Northern Territory from December through March and again in July. Various trawl fishery closures occur in Queensland

Habitat Saltwater

Recovery Rate Meat (deveined): 44% of total weight, Meat (not deveined): 46% of total weight

Headless shell on: 64% of total weight

Endeavour Prawn Research

FRDC provides a comprehensive search of the latest research papers and images on Endeavour Prawn

Remarks

The blue Endeavour prawn is similarly coloured to some of the king prawns. However, Endeavour prawns lack a spine on the lower edge of the rostrum, which is present in king prawns.

Imports Rarely imported

Common Size 8 to 14 cm body length

Grading: Terminology such as U-10 or U/10 is pronounced under ten and refers to the number of prawns per pound (in this case, fewer than ten prawns per pound). 10 20 is pronounced ten twenty and means that there are from 10 to 20 prawns per pound. Some Australian companies are now packing prawns per kilogram rather than per pound.