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BBQ'ed Prawns - Shrimp


Marinated Prawns on the BBQ


BBQ'ed Prawns with rice and coleslaw
BBQ'ed Prawns
Since I was born and raised on the Baltic Sea in Sweden, great seafood is very special to me.

I love fishing, prawning and crabbing where we live now. I even love fishing for crayfish.

Crayfish is a delicacy in my native country of Sweden.

I remember as a young child going out jigging for cod with my dad.

Just about always came back with a boat full of fish. I had to learn how to swim early because life jackets were nowhere to be found.

On with the recipe..... This recipe is very easy and anyone can cook these up.  Some people cook prawns in a basket but if you have good sized ones I prefer to cook them on a skewer. They cook more evenly that way.

A good set of Skewers is Worth Investing in.
A good set of Skewers is Worth Investing in.
If there is one thing that is worth buying and buying good ones is a good set of skewers with wood handles. The skewers should be flat so when you close up the BBQ they do not bind too much.

This recipe is for two people and the prawns will be the main course. If you cook them as a side to strip loin steak. then 3-4 is plenty.

Ingredients:
  • 20 large prawns
  • 3 tbs of Canola oil (Organic if you can get your hands on some)
  • 2-3 tbs of garlic seasoning. You can use any seasoning you prefer but it has to have lots of garlic in it.  Use more seasoning if you prefer. Just do not overdo it. Remember prawns are very delicate.
  • 1 medium lime

Garlic Seasoning
Garlic Seasoning
If the prawns are frozen, thaw them under running water. Put the prawns, in a medium-sized bowl and add the Canola oil.

Toss to coat all of the prawns well.  Now sprinkle the seasoning and toss again. Let sit for 1-2 hours and toss every 20 minutes or so.

Just as you are ready to thread the prawns on the skewers squeeze the lime over them and toss again.

At this point, it's time to turn your BBQ on.

Lay out a good size piece of tinfoil or wax paper. Spray the tinfoil with some Canola Oil cooking spray.


All your skewers should fit on the foil. Stick the skewer through the prawn. With large prawns like these, I prefer to stick the skewer through in two places.

This keeps the prawn nice on the skewer and it makes it easier to turn them. Try to even out big ones and small ones equally on each skewer.

Add Lime Just Before You Thread The Prawns on The Skewers.
Add Lime Just Before You Thread The Prawns on The Skewers.
Once you have them all threaded and your BBQ is up to heat, around 300-350°F it's time to set them on the BBQ.  

Stick The Skewer through the prawn in two places if they are large
Stick The Skewer through the prawn in two places if they are large

Make Sure to Have Large And Small on All Skewers
Make Sure to Have Large And Small on All Skewers

Ready For The BBQ
Ready For The BBQ

The Neighbours Will Come And Ask What You Are Cooking up.
The Neighbours Will Come And Ask What You Are Cooking up.

With Flat Skewers, The Lid Closes Nicely
With Flat Skewers, The Lid Closes Nicely
You have to watch this closely, seafood cooks fast and prawns even more so. Depending on your BBQ it will take about 3-4 minutes on each side for a total of 7 to 8 minutes. You may want to add one extra prawn that you can sample. Should be cooked right through.

Cooked prawns on skewers
Serve Right Away.... So good!
Serve right away over rice, quinoa, or a Ceasar Salad.


Wine Recommendations:


A nice soft wine is in order.

Remeber you should savor the garlic and citrus flavour from the prawn.

Try Latitude 50 White from Gray Monk Winery in the Okanagan Valley, BC.

A great wine at a very affordable price.

Bon App├ętit,

Anders


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