Marinated Prawns (Shrimp) for the BBQ / Grill

"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."
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  • 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


  • Place prawns in a shallow dish or large plastic ziplock bag.
  • Blend together all the remaining ingredients and pour over the prawns. Turn to coat well and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Serve sprinkled with some extra chopped coriander, parsley or shallots with either some rice or a salad.

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  1. Gerry
    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
  2. Chef floWer
    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.
  3. Sydney Mike
    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]
  4. Chickee
    Wow Jubes, this was an outstanding marinade. I didn't make it too hot as I don't like chilli, but the shallots and lemon were really outstanding. I loved the blending of the ingredients, it really mixed them and made for an interesting colour! Will be my favourite from now on.
  5. Fairy Nuff
    Yum!!! These prawns were delicious. I followed the recipe (marinated for about 30 minutes) and cooked the prawns on my indoor griddle plate. I served these as an appetizer to recipe #299252 Thanks Jubes for a wonderful recipe that we will make often!!


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