Barbecued Coriander & Pepper Prawns

This spicy dish is great as a quick snack, entrée or finger food cooked on an indoor char-grill or in a frying pan, or as part of a larger barbecue spread cooked on an outdoor barbie.


700g green Prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Coriander & Pepper Paste
1 bunch coriander, leaves, roots and stems all roughly chopped
7 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon black peppercorns 
1 teaspoon white peppercorns
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons salt flakes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Make Coriander & Pepper Paste: place all ingredients in a mortar and use a pestle to pound into a coarse paste.

Coat prawns with the paste and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. 

Heat a barbecue or char-grill plate. 

Cook the prawns for 1-2 minutes until well coloured, then turn and cook for a further minute or 2 until just opaque all the way through. 

Serve immediately with lemon wedges. 

Alternative species:

Bugs, Marron, Redclaw, Rock Lobsters, Yabby.

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