Grilled Prawns is my favourite prawn recipe yet. It encompasses the indigenous spicy flavours with the grilling technique of cooking which results in a succulent and tangy dish, just right as a non-vegetarian appetiser. Grilled Prawns may have various forms, the trick is all about the kind of flavours used. Here, I am recreating my mother’s secret recipe of Grilled Prawns. Try this simple and yummilicious Indian version for yourself and you surely have a curtain-raiser! 😉
20 large prawns, deveined
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp brown sugar
4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tomato, sliced
1 onion, cut into rings
Step 1: Wash the prawns and set aside.
Step 2: Mix together lemon juice, salt, red chilli powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder (for the colour), turmeric powder, garlic paste, brown sugar, 2 tbsp oil, and chopped coriander leaves in a bowl.
Step 3: Add in the prawns and marinate for 1 hour.
Step 4: Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick grill pan. On high heat, pour in the marinade.
Step 5: Toss the prawns. Lower the heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Give it another toss and cook for another 10 minutes till the marinade mixture dries up and the prawns change colour.
They would turn hard and curl up owing to the high protein content.
Step 6: Remove from fire and serve hot with tomato slices, onion rings, chopped green chillies and lemon wedges!