Barbecued prawns with lemon, parsley and garlic

    45 mins

    Prawns quickly marinated in lemon, garlic and parsley for 30 minutes, then barbecued. Can be served as a starter or main dish. This recipe also works well with scallops.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 60 ml olive oil
    • 60 ml lemon juice
    • 10 g chopped fresh parsley
    • 8 g minced garlic
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • crushed red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
    • 680 g medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large, glass bowl, stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic and black pepper. Season with chilli flakes, if desired. Add prawns, and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat. Thread prawns onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard any remaining marinade.
    3. Lightly oil cooking grill hotplate. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.

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    These were tasty. My husband really liked them. I do have a suggestion if anyone would like to try it and that's add half oil and half butter and about 1/4 cup parm cheese. Place marinade in blender then marinate. The butter mixture will cling to the shrimp and give it more flavor while its cooking.  -  16 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A definite favorite!! The marinade is so easy to prepare and can be done ahead of time. Instead of making kabobs, we used a grilling basket and cooked shrimp on the grill til it turned pink. Served over linguini with the following sauce: Saute together 1 stick butter, juice of 1 lemon, 1 T minced garlic, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 T (or more to taste) red pepper flakes and a spash of white wine. Simply delicious!!!!!  -  23 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family absolutley goes crazy when I make this recipe. I follow the recipe exactly and it turns out incredible. I serve the shrimp with pasta that I toss with olive oil, garlic, salt, parmesan, italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. It is delicious  -  07 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)