Spicy Lime Barbecued Prawns

Spicy Lime Barbecued Prawns


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About this recipe: Succulent barbecued prawns make the perfect sunny day meal when served with a crisp green salad.

Marcus Hender

Serves: 12 

  • 48 cooked king prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 4 limes, zested and juiced
  • 4 green chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:4hr25min  ›  Ready in:5hr 

  1. Place the prawns and lime peel in a large, non-metallic bowl.
  2. Place the lime juice, chillies, garlic, ginger and onion in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. You may need to add a little oil to facilitate blending. Pour over the bowl of prawns, and stir to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  3. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat.
  4. Thread prawns onto skewers, piercing each first through the tail, and then the head.
  5. Brush cooking grate with oil.
  6. Cook prawns for 5 minutes, turning once, or until opaque.

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