Barbecued King Prawns

    25 minutes

    Barbecued king prawns are so delicious their flavours should be allowed to shine. This is a very simple basting sauce to bring out their best.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 10 king prawns, heads off and unpeeled
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. With a sharp knife cut prawns in half so that the meat is exposed in the shell.
    2. In a small saucepan heat olive oil and lightly fry the garlic until just softened. Add butter and oregano. Heat until butter has melted.
    3. Preheat barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
    4. Lay prawns out on a tray and brush generously with the butter mixture. Barbecue prawns until lightly golden.

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    This was great. although i did it a bit different. i used about a half lb of the next size down shrimp without tails. i didnt bother to slice them. i mixed up the ingredients, let them sit in it for a bit then broiled them in the oven. was delicious mixed in with my fettucinni alfredo. will make again. thanx.  -  11 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was really good, but I did do a few things differently. I added just a bit of chicken stock and some lemon juice. It made the butter sauce a bit thicker and stick to the shrimp better. It tasted great and I know I will be making this again. Thanks for posting.  -  13 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent! Quick and simple!  -  07 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)