Grab Life By The Prawns

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM

There’s nothing quite like kicking back with a plate of delicious Aussie tiger prawns with thousands of Aussies across the country enjoying them throughout the year. And now, for the first time, the seafood favourite is about to get its own national day, dedicated to their unique taste, vibrant colour, range of health benefits and all-round legendary status.

Saturday 20 March marks Australia’s first National Prawn Day, which champions the period of peak supply of farmed tiger prawns with over 1500 tonnes expected to be produced by Australia’s biggest prawn farmer alone.

The centrepiece of National Prawn Day celebration will be a prawn-peeling competition across two weeks - ‘The Great Australian Prawn Peel-Off” that attempts to make the Guinness World Records for “Most shrimp/prawns peeled in one minute”, spearheaded by leading Australian tiger prawn brand, Tropic Co. Seafood stores around Australia will stage Peel-Off competitions, challenging their local communities to show off their prawn peeling skills, in an attempt to take home the title of ‘fastest prawn peeler’ in Australia.

Tropic Co will be celebrating the occasion by giving away a copious amount of its juicy, premium Australian tiger prawns for free to those whose prawn peeling game is particularly strong.

The most prolific Aussie prawn peeler will also have the opportunity to make history and become a record-holder with Guinness World Records if they peel more than 21 prawns in one minute. Aussies are urged to begin practicing their “twist, peel and enjoy” techniques, ready for the big day.

Tropic Co Ambassador and leading nutritionist, Susie Burrell, says it’s the perfect time for Aussies to embrace fresh home grown produce and bring a little treat to the dinner table. Susie said: “Aussie tiger prawns are not only incredibly tasty but extremely versatile and provide many other health benefits including being a low-fat protein option as well as packed with vitamins and Omega-3. So they can be enjoyed all year round with pleasure and no guilt required.”

“There is so much you can do with Aussie Tiger prawns, from tossing up a fresh seafood linguine to spicing things up with a Mexican tiger prawn taco. Make use of their sweetness and colour to create a real treat for family and friends.”

With National Prawn Day just around the corner, it’s time to break with tradition and enjoy our seafood friends while they are truly in season and join in the celebrations. Who says you need to wait for Christmas or Easter? Whether you eat them hot or cold, with or without a sauce, Aussie tiger prawns are a sure-fire way to impress your family and friends and make any occasion special.

To find your local participating fishmonger, visit For those seeking inspirations on how they can grab life by the prawns and celebrate National Prawn Day in style, Tropic Co has a number of recipes and tips and tricks to have you covered by visiting


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