Chilli and lime prawns recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 371 calories / serving
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The saltiness of these prawns is offset beautifully by the fresh lime and the bite of chilli. Wow your guests by cooking them on the BBQ to really make the flavours sing.

Preheat the barbecue. Using an electric hand whisk, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the chopped garlic, lime juice, zest and the chilli, and beat until thoroughly combined.

Using a spatula, scrape all the butter from the bowl and place in a pile on a sheet of clingfilm. Roll the butter into a sausage shape by wrapping completely in the clingfilm; twist the ends, roll the butter back and forth then chill.

When ready to cook, use tongs to put the prawns in a single layer on the barbecue. Cover if you can, and cook the prawns on each side for 5-7 minutes or until completely pink. When cooked, put them in a bowl and dot with cut rounds of the lime and chilli butter. Serve with crusty bread.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1kg (2Ib) large raw prawns, unpeeled
  • 200g (7oz) butter, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 large chilli, very finely chopped
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  • Energy 1545kj 371kcal 19%
  • Fat 25g 35%
  • Saturates 4g 21%
  • Sugars 0g 0%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1.2g Protein 35.7g Fibre 0.4g


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