Many delicious crustaceans are found along West Africa’s coast and in its rivers, including Ghana’s. Grilling is a favored way of preparing them, as in this recipe, which is reminiscent of southern Africa’s peri-peri (or piri piri) prawns or shrimp. One sees grilled prawns frequently being sold as a snack along the roadside near the coast in Ghana. They are also served at buffets with other dishes, or as an upscale party appetizer.
Fresh prawns are plentiful in Ghana, but frozen tiger shrimp can be substituted. If possible, choose those with heads and tails intact. If the shrimp are beheaded, they work, but it detracts a bit from the fabulous presentation. Allow two large shrimp per serving/skewer.
Broil instead of grill the shrimp/prawns.
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