Saturday, 1 August 2015

Ideas for Barbecued King Prawns

Throw Another Prawn On The Barbie - Because It's Not Just About Cooking Meat

Ideas for Barbecued King Prawns
Australians love a barbie! Let's face it our climate is perfectly suited to outdoor living and the barbecue is an essential component of that lifestyle. In days gone by (some feel those days are best forgotten) the suburban Aussie's idea of a barbie consisted of scorching a T-bone steak to within a hair's breadth of cremation and adding some burnt sausages to complete the feast. These days we like to think we are a lot more sophisticated than that and blokes (def: (n), australian male) will proudly marinate and prepare all manner of culinary fare in their outdoor kitchen.

Prawns : Shrimps; Shrimps : Prawns

A Prawn By Any Other Name Is Still A Prawn

Ideas for Barbecued King Prawns
Prawns and barbecues make a perfect marriage. As Paul Hogan once said, “so come on over and we’ll slip another shrimp on the barbie for ya”. Of course, he was adopting American terminology for what Aussies have always referred to as prawns, just so there’d be no confusion. Prawns not only suit barbecuing to a tee, they also marry well with numerous flavours but arguably some of our favourites would have to include, garlic, chilli and fresh coriander (cilantro).

“Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There’s, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There’s pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich… That’s, that’s about it.” Mykelti Williamson (American Actor, b.1960)
Character: Bubba Blue Movie: Forrest Gump

Barbecued Coriander and Pepper Prawns

Just Delicious!

Ideas for Barbecued King Prawns

What you’ll need:-

Serves 4 as an entrée

700g green Prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Coriander and Pepper Paste
1 bunch coriander, leaves, roots and stems all roughly chopped
7 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons black peppercorns
2 teaspoons white peppercorns
2 teaspoons salt flakes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

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Ideas for Barbecued King Prawns

Weber Charcoal Grill

This electric ignition gas fired charcoal grill is terrific for barbecuing your prawns. With a generous 363 square inch cooking area and handy side shelf the Weber Platinum Charcoal Grill is easily moved for convenient outdoor cooking and out of use storage

Barbecued Coriander and Pepper Prawns

Prawns with a piquant asian flavour

Ideas for Barbecued King Prawns


To make the Pepper and Coriander Paste: place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend into a coarse paste.

Toss the prawns in the paste and marinate for about 20 minutes.

Heat a barbecue or char-grill plate.

Place the Prawns on the barbecue and cook for 1-2 minutes until well coloured, then turn and cook for another minute or two until they are just opaque all the way through.

Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Image used under a creative Commons licence from Kirti Poddar’s photostream

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Chilli Barbecue Prawns With Coriander Pesto
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Barbecued garlic and chilli prawns with saffron mayonnaise
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Quick, Easy Grilled Shrimp Recipe with Thyme, Rosemary and Garlic
This super simple recipe combines garlic and herbs for a mediterranean flavour

Put Another Shrimp On The Barbie!

Come and say "G-day!"

This is how we sold Australia to the US back in 1984

Excerpt from Wikipedia:- “Shrimp on the barbie” is an often-quoted phrase that originated in a series of television advertisements by the Australian Tourism Commission starring Paul Hogan from 1984 through to 1990.[1][2] The actual quote spoken by Hogan is “I’ll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you”, and the actual slogan of the ad was “Come and say G’day”. It has since been used, along with some variations, to make reference to Australia in popular culture. Read the full article
Paul Hogan Ad 1984

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Do You Love Prawns?

Why Not Share Your Favourite Barbecued Prawn Recipe?

  • aishu19 Mar 09, 2013 @ 5:28 pm
    I LOVE PRAWNS!!! but never tried them barbecued before I think...
  • KimGiancaterino Mar 09, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
    I'm allergic, but do love veggies grilled on the barbie.

  • ElleDeeEsse Mar 10, 2013 @ 12:08 am
    I'm sorry to hear that you're allergic - I would hate to be allergic to prawns

  • LNAngel Mar 08, 2013 @ 7:57 pm
    1) I've never tried prawns (is that odd?), and 2) You're so Australian!!!
  • ElleDeeEsse Mar 08, 2013 @ 10:48 pm
    I take that as a compliment - what were you expecting? :)
  • susannaduffy Jul 08, 2012 @ 3:34 am
    A prawn is a prawn is a prawn and perfect on the barbie
  • vallain Aug 11, 2011 @ 10:20 pm
    The video was a perfect wrap up for your recipes. I remember those ads. I've also had the overcooked steak at some of the barbies I attended during my 3 years in Alice Springs. Glad to hear that grilling has become more gourmet since then.
  • Pukeko Mar 31, 2011 @ 6:10 pm
    Back to check out a recipe. Thanks again.

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