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Spiced Barbecued Prawns recipe

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If you don’t have metal skewers, use bamboo ones instead. Just remember to soak bamboo skewers in warm water for 30 minutes so they don’t burn on the barbecue.

Spiced Barbecued Prawns
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Recipe type: Starter
Cuisine: Australian
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  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 kg green prawns, peeled (tails left intact), deveined
  • prepared couscous, natural yoghurt, mixed salad leaves, to serve
  1. Brush a barbecue or char-grill with oil and preheat medium.
  2. In a large bowl, combine onion, oil, lemon juice, parsley, coriander, cumin, garlic, turmeric and paprika. Season to taste.
  3. Add the prawns, tossing to coat well. Thread onto metal skewers.
  4. Cook prawn skewers for 1-2 minutes each side until they change colour and are cooked through. Remove from heat. Serve with couscous, yoghurt and salad.


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