Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Chilli chargrilled prawns - Recommended Recipe!

Chilli Chargrilled Prawns - makes 8, takes 10 mins to make, 15 mins to marinate, about 8 mins to cook on the BBQ from raw or 5 mins for cooked prawns (or cook for the same amount of time in a griddle or frying pan)

288g raw tiger prawns or the equivalent weight of cooked king prawns
8 kebab sticks (if using wooden, soak in water first to stop them from burning)

For the marinade
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Large pinch hot chilli powder or ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
Juice and zest of ½ lemon
To serve, lemons, cut into wedges (throw on the BBQ for a slightly charred flavour)


  1. Thread the prawns onto the kebab sticks. Put all of the marinade ingredients into a large shallow dish (long enough for the kebab sticks) and mix together.  Add the prawns andleave to marinade for 15 mins.
  2. Cook the raw prawns on the BBQ for about 8 mins or until pink all over and slightly charred.  If using cooked prawns, barbeque for just a few minutes until slightly charred.

Per serving: 115kcal, 6.9g fat, 1.0g saturated fat, 0.1g sugars, 0.4g salt.

Source: the Co-operative instore magazine.