Thai-style prawns

Thai-style prawns

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Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
Ideal for the BBQ, either on skewers or foil-wrapped

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal132
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.97g
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  • 600g jumbo king prawns



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 4 lemongrass stems bruised

For the marinade

  • 1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp Thai fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp grated ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…


  1. Mix the marinade ingredients and add to the prawns. Leave for 5 mins. To cook on a barbecue: thread the prawns on metal skewers, place in the centre of the grill on the lemongrass and cook for 2-3 mins, turning once until opaque. Discard the lemongrass before eating.

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9th Jun, 2014
These are my fail safe quick tea recipe! Made numerous times and also love them for a Thai surf and turf, usually with teriyaki beef or chicken satay. I just fry mine off in the frying pan, but instead of chopping everything roughly, I put it all in my Magimix for a paste.
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15th Aug, 2013
These were delicious.
29th Sep, 2010
Brilliant with a shot of tequila sitting by the braai very tasty will do them again thanks. :)
23rd Aug, 2009
i served ths last night at a bbq. went down really well xxx
21st Apr, 2009
Did these for a BBQ last night, they were delicious! Very spicy! Will certainly do them again!
9th Apr, 2009
Had this for our Good Friday Easter BBQ last year. It was so delicious we've decided to do it again this year.
3rd Mar, 2009
I tried this for a Valentine's starter. The flavour was good but I think I will try again in the summer on a BBQ as I don't think grilling had quite the same effect. Tasty though!
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