Queensland Prawns

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Endeavour Prawn Bisque

Chef: Craig Squire – Red Ochre Grill, Cairns [www.ochrerestaurant.com.au]
“Why waste all those prawn shells when you can enjoy a beautiful bisque. Normally a cold climate soup, this tropical interpretation will fit in with our hot weather. For extra flourish serve in a ½ coconut and retain a few prawn tails from the tian to garnish.”


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 stick celery
  • 15g ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 coriander stalks

Rough chop and sweat the above in olive oil in a heavy based soup pot

  • Add about 20 prawn shells and heads

Crush all with mallet.


  • 150ml white wine
  • 50ml brandy
  • 100g tomato paste

Bring back to boil.
Stir in thoroughly 1/4 cup flour or *rice flour for gluten free.


  • 1litre fish stock or seasoned water.
  • 50g sugar and season to taste.

Simmer for 20 minutes. Strain through fine sieve.

  • Add 200ml of coconut milk.

Reheat and serve. Enjoy with a buttery chardonnay and crusty bread.

Serves 4.