Spicy Barbecued Prawns

Spicy Barbecued Prawns


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About this recipe: So fast and easy to prepare, these prawns are great barbecued. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the grill, too.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 dessertspoon lemon juice
  • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) fresh large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 8 wedges lemon, for garnish

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:21min 

  1. Preheat barbecue for medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, crush the garlic with the salt. Mix in cayenne pepper and paprika, and then stir in olive oil and lemon juice to form a paste. Add the prawns and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Lightly oil cooking grate. Cook prawns for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve.

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Reviews (5)


Something else. The spices were just right for this recipe. It had a really good flavour. I did leave the prawns in the garlic, salt, spice mixture to marinade for awhile and then I added the lemon juice shortly before cooking (if seafood is left in an acid for too long it can get mushy). - 21 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. Very delicious and easy recipe. I made a few departures from the original. First, I did not put any caynne pepper (didn't have any at the time); then I added 1/2 tbsp salt, not a full tbsp. I minced 3 cloves of garlic instead of one and added an extra tbsp of olive oil. The proportions of the rest of the ingredients remained unchanged. The sauce was enough for 500g of prawns, the salt and spice were just right. - 21 Jul 2008

s. warren

Altered ingredient amounts. Great flavour. I cut down the salt to 1 tsp. Make sure you don't overcook! - 21 Jul 2008

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