Lemon and Ginger Barbecued Prawns

Lemon and Ginger Barbecued Prawns


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About this recipe: These skewered prawns with a hint of sesame, lemon and ginger are wonderful for entertaining. Try not to marinade for any longer than 2 hours before barbecuing.


Serves: 9 

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • handful fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5Kg raw king prawns, peeled and deveined
  • skewers

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr26min 

  1. In a blender or food processor, process the olive oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, paprika, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Reserve a small amount for basting. Pour the remaining mixture into a dish, add prawns, and stir to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat barbecue for medium heat. Thread prawns onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.
  4. Lightly oil barbecue cooking grill hotplate. Barbecue prawns for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Baste with reserved sauce while cooking.

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