Friday, July 26, 2013

Recipe: Grilled king prawn with olive oil, lemon juice and fresh parsley (Curtis Stone)

When seafood is fresh, it will only require simple preparation and minimal cooking - this will also allow the natural sweetness of the seafood to shine through. I decided to give this Curtis Stone recipe a go for lunch, since prep and cooking time only takes around 10 mins.

Grilled king prawn with olive oil, lemon juice and fresh parsley

For this recipe, the prawns can either be cooked with its shell on or peel it before cooking (leaving tails on) for ease of eating. The prawns will take about 1 minute to cook (on the BBQ or griddle pan), then simply drizzle over with lemon juice, chopped chillies and parsley and it is ready to be served.

One thing to note about this recipe is that the original recipe suggests 3 lemons for 20 prawns (since I was cooking 10 prawns that would be 1 1/2 lemons) but I have reduced it to 1/2 lemon and I still found it way too sour for my liking and overpowers the taste of the prawns. The taste is definitely appetizing, but I would reduce it to 1/4 lemon for 10 prawns the next time. The chillies give it a nice spicy kick.

A great simple recipe for the BBQ on a hot summers day.  

Grilled king prawn with olive oil, lemon juice and fresh parsley
Recipe adapted from Curtis Stone
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 - 2 minutes
Serves 2

10 jumbo shrimp (king prawns), peeled, deveined and with tails intact
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small fresh red chilli, finely chopped
Zest & juice of 1 lemon (I would reduce to 1/4 lemon next time)
1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
Sea salt

1. Preheat a BBQ or griddle (grill) pan to a high heat.

2. Drizzle the shrimp (prawns) with 1 tbsp olive oil and place them flesh-side down onto the BBQ or grill for 30-60 seconds (if the shell is on). If shells have been removed, then just place on any side (doesn't matter as you're flipping it over).

3. Turn the shrimp (prawns) over, add the chilli, lemon zest and parsley, and squeeze over the lemon juice.

4. As soon as the shrimp (prawns) are cooked to a solid white colour (about another 30-60 seconds), remove from the heat, drizzle a little extra olive oil over them and serve immediately. Season with some salt if necessary.

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  1. These prawns look delicious!

  2. Many people are eat for living but I am the person who lives for eat and drink. I love to do exeperiment eith my juices and dish recipe. I like your recipe it seems some interesting.

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  3. perfection! prawns don't get better than this, ya :D

  4. Sounds easy to prepare. More chilies for me!

  5. Yen, I love the prawns that you cooked, they look so delicious!

  6. Prawns are a favourite in my house, the plate would be clean in no time!

  7. Hi Yen! Your pics gave me great inspiration on what number to buy for 4D lottery - 9999! LOL!

    Nice dish! Perfect starter or for pre-dinner cocktail!

  8. Prawns look amazing and super tempting

  9. Hi Yen,

    I laughed reading Alvin's comment! Your prawns do look like 9999! - LOL!



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