A simple yet highly flavourful dish of barbequed prawns marinated with garlic, chilli and fragrant lemongrass.


  • 12 large raw Tiger Prawns peeled and deveined - tail shell on

  • 3 peeled Garlic Cloves

  • 2 deseeded red Chilli's

  • 2 Stalks Lemongrass

  • 2.5cm piece fresh root Ginger peeled

  • 5 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • sea salt

  • Pepper


  • 1.

    Put the tiger prawns in a shallow dish.

  • 2.

    Pound the garlic, chillies, lemongrass and ginger together using a pestle and mortar, gradually adding the olive oil until you have a rough paste (or whiz briefly in the blender).

  • 3.

    Season with salt and pepper.Baste the prawns with the spice paste and leave to marinate in a cool place for 2-3 hours.

  • 4.

    Cook the marinated prawns on the hot barbecue for 4-6 minutes, turning, until they turn pink and feel slightly firm to the touch – don’t overcook.

  • 5.

    Serve at once, with a flavoured vinaigrette, soured cream or tomato salsa.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 187kj
  • Fat Total 17g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 171mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Recipe taken from Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy, Published by Quadrille/Hardie Grant Books RRP $49.95.

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Posted by DarinkaReport
Heavenly , now I've got something different I just love cooking with prawns, yum, yum
Posted by Bill87Report
Love simple Prawn Dishes.