Barbecued Giant Prawns

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Preparation info

    Appears in

    The Settler's Cookbook

    By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    Published 2009

    • About


    • The largest prawns you can buy with the shells on


    • Tomato purée
    • Crushed red chillies
    • Butter
    • Lime juice
    • Crushed garlic


    • Make a paste with the filling ingredients.
    • Cut each prawn open to make a butterfly, still connected along one edge.
    • De-vein.
    • Spread filling thickly on one side and close the prawns up again.
    • Wrap in foil and either place on a grill on a barbecue or cook on a tray in a hot oven (425°F, 220°C, gas mark 7) for about ten minutes.
    • Serve on leaves of iceberg lettuce with thickly sliced onions.