let’s have a pumpkin carving party: peel ’em & eat ’em prawns + roasted pumpkin seeds

creepy prawns
Since my pumpkin cupcakes were not scary in the least, I decided that I had to have some creep-out factor to my pumpkin carving party (our library dvd copy of jeepers creepers didn’t do the trick after all). A couple of weeks ago, our friends and I went to a pumpkin patch in Richmond to pick out our pumpkins and since we were so close to the fishing village of Steveston, we decided to pick up some fresh prawns off of a fishing boat. I decided that since we picked our prawns the same day as our pumpkins, it would seem only fitting to take them out of the freezer and serve these creepy crawlers of the ocean to our friends.

I’ve never made prawns before and decided to take the simplest route — I didn’t want to have to devein them or peel them or brine them or do any other myriad of other things I found online. I wanted them simple to prepare and creepy to eat, so that meant heads n’ legs n’ all for our little Halloween get together.

peel n' eat prawns

8 comments to “let’s have a pumpkin carving party: peel ’em & eat ’em prawns + roasted pumpkin seeds”

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    Jana   October 30, 2005 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the seed instructions. 🙂 I know it’s simple to do, but it’s always good to see some seasoning advice. And your oatmeal.pumpkin.chocolate chip cookies totally rock!

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    linda   October 30, 2005 at 5:22 pm

    Great pumpkins! Wish we had a place to show of jack’o lanterns. And the prawns sound delicious.

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    Michelle   October 30, 2005 at 5:34 pm

    I wish I would have had some pumpkins this year. I am going to make your oatmeal pumpkin cookies tonight! Have a great week!

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    kickpleat   October 30, 2005 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Jana! I wondered about putting instructions on how to roast seeds, but figured why not! So glad you loved the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies 🙂

    Linda, unfortunately, I have my bowling league tommorrow so I won’t be able to put out our pumpkins on the fire escape like we usually do on Halloween. Oh well, it’s still nice to light them and have them glowing in my living room!

    Hope the cookies turn out for you Michelle 🙂

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    Molly   October 30, 2005 at 9:49 pm

    Kickpleat, those prawns look and sound delicious! It is almost impossible to find prawns with their heads on around here, but I used to love them when I lived in France. They keep so much more flavor when they’re cooked that way. Yum. The more creepy-crawly, the better!

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    kickpleat   October 30, 2005 at 10:54 pm

    John, pretty impressive jack-o-lanterns!

    Yup Molly, the prawns were delicious with just the perfect bit of creepy-crawly. Don’t you live in Seattle? You should easily be able to find prawns with the heads on them. Next time I make them, I’ll think of you 😉

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    john   October 30, 2005 at 6:22 pm

    Random Blogger, just looking at everyone’s pumpkins. Very Well done..

    Thanks for the seeds gig, never ate them before. Here are some pics of the pumpkins we made this year…


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    crystal   October 31, 2005 at 4:48 pm

    Your pumpkins look so cute! I agree, your prawns are creepy. 🙂

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