5/12/2009

BBQ King Prawns Recipe

Delicious and healthy dish - BBQ King Prawns with Chilli, Lemon and Herb Pesto.

Equipment:
  • Barbecue, char grill or griddle iron.
  • Food processor for paste
  • Skewers (soak in water to prevent burning)
Ingredients:
  • 12 King prawns ( ask for U/6’)
  • 12 Skewers
  • 3 Lemons ( juice + zest)
  • 2 Red chillies ( deseeded)
  • ¼ Bunch basil leaves
  • ¼ Bunch parsley
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 80g Pine nuts, toasted
  • 100ml Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Preparation:
  • Peel and de-vein prawns down to the last tail.
  • Skewer prawns from tail to head making straight.
  • To make the pesto, combine in food processor garlic, herbs, lemon, and pine nuts, adding oil a little bit at a time. Season to taste.
  • Marinate and coat prawns in baste and grill on both sides for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Great served as an appetizer or entrée and best eaten straight from the bbq.
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