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BBQ Prawns with Chilli & Coriander butter

For me BBQ season is all year round but I kind of feel more like seafood barbecue during the summer wines. Good wine, good company, good weather, good food right about summarises the best summer outing.

Prawns are generally quick to make, and easy to make well. All you need is good quality prawns, garlic, salt and pepper….and you can vary the rest of the ingredients depending on taste. I used ingredients from Alpha Mega.

  • 1kg large raw tiger prawn, heads removed, but unpeeled

For the butter

  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 small bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
  • 100g salted butter softened
  1. To make the butter, put the garlic, coriander, chilli and lime juice in a food processor and pulse until chopped but not sludgy. Remove 1 tbsp of the mix, toss with the prawns and set aside in the fridge. Add the butter and some seasoning to the food processor, and pulse again until everything is combined. Scrape out onto a sheet of foil, roll into a sausage and put in the freezer to harden.
  2. Fire up the barbecue. When the coals have just turned white, cook the prawns for 3-4 mins on each side until they turn pink. Lift them off the barbecue onto a platter and, while still sizzling hot, melt thin slices of about half the butter over the prawns. Melt the remaining butter and serve with the prawns to dip into, and lime wedges for squeezing over

Recipe taken and modified from BBC Good Food.

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