Whole charcoal-roasted prawns with garlic-chilli sauce

Whole charcoal-roasted prawns with garlic-chilli sauce


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About this recipe: Nothing is more enjoyable than charcoal grilling fresh whole plump prawns. The sauce in this recipe accents the sweetness of the prawns to make a stunning dish.

Wiley Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand

Serves: 4 

  • 400 g whole large prawns
  • For the sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemongrass sliced thin
  • 5 Thai chillies, red or green, sliced thin
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, julienned
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon roasted chilli paste (nam prik pao)
  • 1 handful mint

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Grill the prawns slowly over a charcoal grill. Be careful not to overcook, this should take 5-10 minutes.
  2. To make the sauce, fry the garlic, until brown. Turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients, except the mint, and mix.
  3. Line the prawns on a plate and spoon the sauce over the prawns. Garnish the plate with torn mint leaves.

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