Thai bbq prawns with chilli garlic sauce

Thai bbq prawns with chilli garlic sauce


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About this recipe: Fresh prawns on the barbecue are the epitome of summer. The Thai sauce in this recipe compliments the sweetness of the prawns to make a stunning dish.


Serves: 4 

  • 450g king prawns
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced lemon grass
  • 5 fresh Thai chillies, sliced thin
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Thai roasted chilli paste (nam prik pao)
  • 1 tablespoon torn fresh mint leaves

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat; lightly oil the grate.
  2. Cook the prawns on the hot barbecue until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the centre, 5 to 10 minutes. Arrange the prawns on a serving platter.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the garlic in the hot oil until brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the lemon grass, chillies, shallot, lime leaves, fish sauce, lime juice and chilli paste into the garlic; toss to combine. Spoon the sauce over the prawns. Garnish with the mint to serve.

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