Split Barbecued Prawns

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Sonya01

I haven't tried these but wanted to save the recipe before I lost it.

Top Review by An_Net

Really enjoyed these prawns. I doubled the recipe and then doubled the herb/oil mixture again. When making the dressing I used a mix of red and orange capsicum and substituted the chervil for tarragon as I couldn't buy any fresh chervil. I used green king prawns. I served these with a green salad and used some of the herb/oil mixture to dress. The prawns cooked very quickly as SonyaS01 suggested. I'll be making this again especially the herb/oil mix as I think it would be delicious on fresh fish fillets and can imagine also adding a little sesame oil to the olive oil. Thanks Sonya01

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Split prawns along their backs, open up to flatten and remove the waste tract.
  2. Warm olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and chili and cook with out colour for 1 minute.
  3. Remove for the heat and add lemon rind, parsley and chervil. With the prawns laying on their shell and the tail meat exposed, brush the spice/herb/oil mixture on each tail.
  4. The prawns will cook very quickly, so cook flesh side down for 30 sec and shell side down for 1min.

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