Juicy prawns (shrimp) cooked on the grill then coated in a spicy garlic lemon butter sauce. Served with rice or crusty bread, this is a showstopper meal.
Cuisine American, Portuguese
Keyword Grilled prawns, Grilled shrimp, Prawns
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Alida Ryder
1.5kg (3lbs) shrimpdeveined but shell and head on
For the garlic butter sauce
250g (2 sticks) butter
3-4tbspfresh lemon juice
½cupcream(heavy or whipping)
Combine the prawns with the oil and spices. Mix well to ensure all the prawns are evenly coated.
To make the sauce, melt the butter in a large pot and add the garlic, lemon juice and spices. Allow to cook for a minute until fragrant then pour in the cream. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 5 minutes then remove from the heat. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. The sauce needs to be a little too lemony and very well seasoned. Once the prawns are added, the sauce will mellow a bit.
Preheat the grill for 10-15 minutes. Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until they are coral/orange in color. As the prawns are cooked, add them to the pot with the sauce. Once all the prawns have been added, toss to coat the prawns in the sauce.