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Piri piri prawns with basil and lemon sauce recipe

Piri piri prawns with basil and lemon sauce recipe

5 ratings

Raise your barbecue game with these punchy skewers that perfectly match the sweetness of meaty king prawns with the fieriness of warming piri piri. Scoop these barbecued delights up in a crisp Romaine lettuce leaf, drizzle with a sharp basil dressing, and devour. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook, plus marinating
  • 210 calories / serving


  • 875g (1 3/4oz) fresh or frozen king prawns, heads removed and peeled (defrosted, if frozen)
  • 4 tbsp piri piri sauce

For the dressing

  • 1 x 31g pack fresh basil, leaves picked
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 romaine lettuce, leaves separated

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    2g 11%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    3.1g 52%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1.8g Protein 27.3g Fibre 0.4g


  1. Put the prawns and piri piri sauce in a bowl and toss to coat. Cover and put in the fridge to marinate for 30 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing by putting the basil, oil, garlic, ground almonds, Parmesan and lemon zest in a small food processor and whizzing until combined. Season.
  3. Thread the prawns onto skewers (pre-soaked for 15 mins, if wooden) and grill for 5 mins on each side, or until pink and cooked through (alternatively, cook indoors under a hot grill or in a smoking griddle pan). To serve, arrange the lettuce on plates and top with the prawns. Drizzle over the basil and lemon sauce.

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