Marinated Prawns (Shrimp) for the BBQ / Grill

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Super easy and tasty. Allow at least 30 minutes marinating time. You can use a large zip-lock bag to cut down on the washing up. You can use any seafood of your choice for this recipe. It's even pretty good with marinara mix.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 500 g green prawns, peeled and deveined (raw prawns)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemons, rind and juice
  • 3 green onions, sliced (shallots)
  • 1 fresh chili pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley or 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped


  1. Place prawns in a shallow dish or large plastic ziplock bag.
  2. Blend together all the remaining ingredients and pour over the prawns. Turn to coat well and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. BBQ prawns for 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked. Do not overcook as they will become tough. Baste during the first couple of minutes of cooking time.
  4. Serve sprinkled with some extra chopped coriander, parsley or shallots with either some rice or a salad.
Most Helpful

Looking for some new appetizers for my summer weekends I gave this one a go - loved it! Wonderfully flavourful and makes for great presentation - so looking forward to serving it to family and friends. Just know it's going to be a big hit. Made for the Auz/NZ Swap

Gerry July 30, 2010

WOW! Simple to prepare and very tasty prawns. Made with written ingredients except I cooked them on a grill pan for a few minutes and it worked perfectly. The flavours were Moorish and I could easily ate the whole servings. I marinated the prawns for about 6 hours. Served them with dirty rice and creamy salad. Thanks **Jubes** for another fantastic recipe.

Chef floWer October 26, 2009

I doubled this recipe so I'd be sure to have enough to include on a finger food buffet for a group I host, & these were definitely a big hit! Loved the flavors here & will keep this recipe for future reference ~ Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Make My Recipe tag]

Sydney Mike June 27, 2009