Spicy Garlic Prawns

    21 minutes

    Prawns might just be the perfect thing to throw on the barbecue. You can reduce the amount of salt if you like.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 large clove garlic
    • 3 teaspoons coarse sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1 kg fresh large prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 8 wedges lemon, for garnish

    Preparation: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 the grill hotplate. 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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    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


    Ive made this several times and have discovered that I need to watch my times very closely. Sitting too long in the salty mixture can ruin it. I have passed this along to friends, who all enjoy it very much.  -  21 Jul 2008


    We normally don’t use a lot of salt so we thought the salt was excessive. And yes, I did use coarse salt. If we had used less salt than indicated in the recipe, it would been a five star recipe.  -  04 Jan 2013