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Prawns Marinated in Garlic, Chilli and Palm Sugar

January 6, 2011

This is an amazingly simple dish yet a complete taste sensation – perfect to eat on a warm summer evening after a busy day at work. Or a great dish to make for a friend to cheer them up!

Serves 2 as a main dish. Serve with fresh green salad.

1kg fresh prawns, shelled but with tails on

juice of 2 limes

rind of 1 lime

2 fresh chillies, finely chopped with seeds

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

handful of chopped parsley

1 tblspn palm sugar

1 tblspn butter

large glug of extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients except prawns in a large bowl and stir. Add prawns and marinate for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally.

On a very hot BBQ plate or frying pan, spoon the prawns onto the surface, being careful not to put too much liquid on with them.  Keep the prawns fairly separate so they can seal properly and turn occasionally. Cover sporadically to help cook the prawns all the way through.  When they look nicely charred, remove prawns from the BBQ, sprinkle with fresh parsley and some more lime juice and serve immediately.