Grilled King Prawns With Lemon, Garlic And Chilli

"Easy to prepare and cook, this recipe is delicious."
photo by Bergy photo by Bergy
photo by Bergy
photo by Bergy photo by Bergy
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Remove prawn heads and cut away the legs, then slit the backs of the prawns lengthwise with a sharp knife.
  • Devein, then place the prawns in a bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Set aside for one hour to marinate.
  • Preheat BBQ or grill to high, add prawns to the flat plate (or if using the grill place prawns on a flat heat proof tray) and cook for 5 minutes, adding some marinade, until cooked.
  • Serve with lime wedges.

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  1. Bergy
    For flavor this is a 5 for sure. I had 2 problems with the instructions (probably just me) I didn't understand if you cooked them in the shell or removed the shell when you deveined the prawn. Also I wasn't sure if you used only the zest from the lemon or the whole lemon - I opted for the whole lemon and the shell off the prawn - This is do again recipe for sure - we enjoyed them very much
  2. Petes girl
    My hubby just cooked this for valentines day and it was nice but I felt it didn't have much taste. Still a cheap way to cook prawns and we didn't add the salt or pepper. I also wanted to say thank you for giving us a base to go from. People that have the time to send in a recipe is a major vote from me. Thank you
  3. Peter J
    Yum Kate! I cooked with U8 Tiger Prawns and added black pepper but no salt.
  4. abby 12
    this was delicious, but definately add salt and pepper
  5. sugarpea
    I forgot about Jangomango's comments when I made this and that was a mistake. I strongly urge you to take her/his suggestions seriously or this recipe will disappoint. Definitely needs both salt and high heat.


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