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Can you grill raw prawns?

Can you grill raw prawns?

Prawns are wonderful when grilled, taking no more than 5 minutes to cook. Select large, raw prawns for grilling, as these will stand up to the heat and can be skewered and turned easily during cooking. You can marinate the prawns prior to cooking, this will add more flavour.

How do you BBQ prawns on the grill?


  1. Prepare the barbecue for direct cooking over high heat (230° to 260°C).
  2. To butterfly the prawns, remove the head.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the flesh side of the prawns.
  4. Barbecue the prawns over direct high heat for 2 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve with the lemon wedges.

How long do you cook raw prawns?

After preparing raw prawns, you can cook them in a variety of ways. Boil them in water for 4 minutes, fry them in a pan or wok, or grill them on the barbecue, turning for 2-3 minutes, or until prawns turn opaque.

How long can you marinade prawns for?

Depends on the marinade. If it’s acidic (lemon, lime, orange, etc.), 30 minutes or less should be fine. Any more than that and the acid will start to break down the delicate shrimp meat and make it mushy. If your marinade is non-acidic (olive oil, garlic, herbs) you could marinate for an hour or more.

What sauces go with fish?

Here, 10 great sauces that will take any fish dish over the top.

  • Parsley Sauce. This easy, lemony sauce is fantastic with crisp, butter-fried sea bass or snapper.
  • Smoked-Almond Romesco Sauce.
  • Fresh Herb Sauce.
  • Rich Ketchup Sauce.
  • Mint Sauce.
  • Lemon Cream Sauce.
  • Salmoriglio Sauce.
  • Red Wine Sauce.

Should you marinate shrimp before cooking?

I recommend marinating the shrimp for 30 minutes or less since there is lemon juice in the marinade. The acid in the lemon juice will actually start to cook the shrimp if left to sit for too long and make the shrimp mushy.

What can I use if I don’t have tartar sauce?

What Is a Good Substitute for Tartar Sauce?

  1. Instead of tartar sauce, use a garlicky aioli with or without a little dill or chopped pickle.
  2. Another good sauce option that goes well with seafood is a tomato-based cocktail sauce.
  3. Hummus, which is also slightly acidic with lemon juice, can also make a nice dip for seafood.