- Cuisine: Continental
- Course: Mains
- Skill Level: Easy
- Recipe Type: Meats & Sea Food, Salads & Starters
- Yield : 1 large serving
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 35m
Simple grilled fresh prawns flavoured with garlic, chilli and seasoning. You just cannot go wrong. They will go down like a treat as a starter.
- 12 large prawns - preferable tiger prawns with shell and the head on
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup of chopped basil
- 6-8 cloves of garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
Clean the prawns by splitting down the back and removing the black stip. Rinse well and place in a bowl.
Crush the garlic and mix with the oil, 1 teaspoon of Tabasco, salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the prawns and turn them over so that they are well covered.
Heat up a griddle pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Place the prawns so that they are stacked close to each other. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Remove from the heat and turn the prawns over, continuing to cook the other side for the same time or until cooked and slightly charred and pink. Serve hot with a lemon quarter on the side.
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1. Use large prawns with the shell on.
2. You can use chopped parsley instead of basil.