Bbq Prawns with a Spicy Peanut Lime Sauce

    Bbq Prawns with a Spicy Peanut Lime Sauce

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    This Thai-inspired sauce is great with prawns but also goes well with chicken, pork or lamb. Serve with rice to make it a whole meal.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • Prawn Marinade
    • 1/4 cup minced lemon grass (white part only)
    • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger root
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 Thai or birds-eye chilli, minced
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) peanut or canola oil
    • 1kg king prawns peeled and deveined, tail left on
    • Sauce
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) rice wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) mirin
    • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons cold water
    • 3 tablespoons lime xest
    • 2 cm minced fresh ginger root
    • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
    • 2 birds-eye chillies, seeds removed
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1/2 cup (125g) smooth peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) peanut oil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
    • 1 spring of fresh coriander, chopped
    • 1/4 cup (40g) unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped
    • salt, to taste

    Directions
    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:4min  ›  Ready in:1hour4min 

    1. Prawn Marinade: Stir together all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
    2. Add the prawns and coat in the marinade then let marinate for 20 to 30 minutes.
    3. Preheat the barbecue to medium-high heat.
    4. Sauce: Pour all the sauce ingredients except the peanut oil, mint, coriander and peanuts, into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. While processing, slowly pour in the peanut oil and keep processing until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
    5. Pour into a bowl, stir in mint, coriander and peanuts then season to taste with salt.
    6. To Serve: Remove the prawns from marinade, shaking off any excess. Cook on the preheated barbecue until pink and firm, about 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately with the sauce.

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    Reviews (1)

    mudtruck
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    Always great !... I've made this marinade many times over and always a hit. Sometimes I omit the sauce if pressed for time... still terrific ! - 29 Mar 2016

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