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Asian Style BBQ Prawn Racks

This Aussie barbecue seafood classic gets an Asian spice up with the addition of sweet chili sauce, chill, and ginger.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 20 minutes
    •    Cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    12 shell-on green banana prawns
    •    3 tbsps sweet chilli sauce
    •    2 limes
    •    1 tbsp fish sauce
    •    1/2 a bunch of fresh coriander
    •    1 fresh red chilli
    •    2 cm piece of ginger
    •    1 clove of garlic


  1. Lay the prawns out on a board in 2 rows of 6, side by side like a rack of ribs, with the heads all facing the same way. Skewer each rack together with 3 skewers (roughly 20cm in length), one through the middle and one to either side. Put aside.

  2. Mix the sweet chilli sauce, the zest and juice of 1 lime and the fish sauce together in a tray. Pick the coriander leaves and put to one side, then finely slice the stalks and add them to the tray. Deseed and finely slice the chilli and peel and finely grate the ginger, then scatter into tray. Crush in the garlic, then give everything a really good mix up. Add the racks of prawns, then turn over a few times in the marinade to coat really well. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.

  3. When you’re ready, preheat the barbecue. Cook the racks on a hot barbecue for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden and cooked through, turning every 30 seconds and basting with the remaining marinade.

  4. Once cooked, remove to a serving board, squeeze over the juice from the remaining lime, sprinkle with the reserved coriander leaves, then serve with a fresh green salad, or as part of a barbecue spread.

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