BBQ Prawns with Garlic-Chilli Sauce

Nothing is more enjoyable than barbecuing fresh prawns. The sauce in this recipe accents the sweetness of the prawns to make a stunning dish.

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Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 500g prawns
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced lemon grass
  • 5 fresh Thai chillies, sliced thin
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Thai chilli paste (nam prik pao)
  • 1 tablespoon torn fresh mint leaves

Directions

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat a 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 center, 5 to 10 minutes. Arrange the prawns on a serving platter.
  3. Heat the oil in a frypan 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, onion, 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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