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Asian style barbecued prawns halved in their shell served with coriander, chilli & lime

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 3-4 minutes

Serves: 4


1kg Giant Australian green prawns, halved lengthways and deveined

1tbsp soy sauce

2 limes, cut into wedges


1 bunch coriander, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

1 birds eye chilli, deseeded (optional) and chopped

Zest of a lime


  1. For the marinade, place the coriander, garlic, chilli, zest and oil together in a large mixing bowl, whisking until well combined.
  2. Add the prepared prawns, tossing until well coated and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a barbecue grill or frying pan on high.
  4. Season the prawns with soy sauce, tossing well to combine.
  5. Place prawns flesh side down for 1-1 ┬Ż minutes before turning and cooking for 30 seconds or until just cooked through.
  6. Pile the prawns on a plate and serve with lime wedges.