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Grilled Prawns with Zesty Asian Dressing

Fresh prawns are a staple during an Australian summertime with many families enjoying them on their festive Christmas tables. This recipe for Grilled Prawns with Zesty Asian Dressing is a delicious way to enjoy whole prawns.

We feature this recipe in the latest issue or ele Magazine, ‘The Summer of Dreams‘ edition.

Grilled Prawns with Zesty Asian Dressing

Grilled Prawns with Zesty Asian Dressing

Recipe and imagery: Jo O’Keefe for ele Magazine



1 kg whole green prawns, shells on

Zesty Asian dressing

1 grated or finely chopped thumb size piece of ginger 

1/2 red chilli thinly sliced 

1 crushed clove of garlic 

1 fresh lime, squeezed 

1/4 cup of peanut or light olive oil 

Handful of fresh coriander, chopped 

1 tsp sesame oil 

1 tbsp fish sauce 

1 tsp castor sugar or palm sugar 

3 thin sliced kaffir lime leaves 


  1. Mix dressing ingredients together.
  2. Pour half of the dressing over the prawns and reserve the remainder to serve in a bowl with the cooked prawns. 
  3. Grill the prawns on a hot BBQ or grill until they change colour, turning once or twice until they are cooked through.
  4. Serve on a big platter, piled high with lime wedges and the remaining dressing on the side. Don’t forget a finger bowl for hands if you’re serving them whole. 
Grilled Prawns with Zesty Asian Dressing

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