Easy Grilled Prawns with Dipping Sauce

Grilled sea water prawns.
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  • Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 3 hrs 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
182 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 1206mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 28g
Calcium 119mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Prawns are delicious when grilled. Try this great grilled prawn recipe with a tasty dip to accompany it. See "Cooking with Prawns" for great tips for preparing and cooking with prawns.


  • 1 lb shelled King Prawns (or Jumbo Shrimp)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 small minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, mix olive oil, onions, and garlic. Add prawns, tossing them to coat. Leave these to marinate at least three hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Grill prawns for about five minutes, turning once. Arrange neatly on a serving platter. Prawns cook very quickly, so be sure to watch them.
  4. The remaining ingredients will be used as a dipping sauce for the grilled prawns. In a small bowl, whisk the peanut butter, lemon juice, black pepper, and kosher salt and transfer to a serving bowl. Place in the center of your prawn platter where your family or guests will not be able to resist the temptation to dip.