I got this recipe from here. I really love this website and will definitely be using it more often, especially when I feel like I’ve run out of (new) ideas.
The beauty of this method of preparing prawns is that the marinade will almost ‘cook’ the prawns before you grill them, so all you need to do is heat up very briefly and your dish is done! In fact you need to be quite fast about it to avoid the risk of overcooking.
For the marinade, you will need the following – vary amounts according to taste. I used equal amounts of paprika, cumin and coriander (about 1 teaspoon each)
- sweet paprika
- ground cumin
- chopped fresh coriander or ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
In a container mix all ingredients and add to your shelled prawns (I like to leave the tail ends on as they look pretty when serving), mixing so that all prawns are in contact with your marinade. These need to sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
Remove from the fridge some time before cooking. Heat up the grill and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Serve hot with a tzatziki ¬†dipping sauce and lemon or lime wedges.