Barbecued citrus garlic prawns

    10 min

    This is an easy marinade for prawns, delicious and succulent cooked on the barbecue. I've also sautéed them with the marinade and used the sauce with pasta or just mopped it up with crusty bread!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 110ml (4 fl oz) olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • juice of orange
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons white wine (optional)
    • 30 tiger or king prawns, peeled and deveined

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a glass dish, mix together the olive oil, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, orange juice, basil and white wine. Add the prawns, and stir to coat. Cover, and let marinate for 1 hour.
    2. Heat barbecue to high heat.
    3. Thread prawns onto skewers and cook on barbecue for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until pink.


    Allow 1 hour for the prawns to marinate.

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    Cooked these as a tapas dish and immediately thought it was far too many for just two people - how wrong I was, they all got gobbled up at light speed. I took some advice from another recipe and heated up the marinade with half a small pot of double cream to make a dip, it added a bit of extra lovely citrus flavour and went great with a bit of bread too.  -  24 Jul 2012


    So simple and so delicious, this has become one of my weekly dishes  -  08 Apr 2010


    very simple and easy to make. a nice recipe.  -  23 Jun 2009