Piri Piri Prawns

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Piri Piri Prawns is a popular starter snack ideal for a summer barbecue. Piri Piri (or Peri Peri) is a fiery sauce from Portugal that is fast becoming a must have across the globe.

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This is a very quick and tasty dish ideal for lunch or a light weekday dinner. A perfect meal that is best served with a cold beverage of choice.

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Piri Piri Prawns Recipe

A fiery and flavourful dish for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: British, Portuguese, Spanish

Ingredients for Piri Piri Prawns

  • 250 g Prawns peeled, heads and tails left intact
  • 2 1/2 tblsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tblsp Coriander Leaves chopped, plus additional 1 tsp
  • 2 tblsp Parsley Leaves
  • 1/2 Juice and Zest of Lemon
  • 4 Green or Red Chillies
  • 2 Garlic coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 inch Ginger coarsely chopped
  • Lemon Wedges to serve
  • Wooden Skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes

How to make Piri Piri Prawns

  • Combine the oil, 2 tblsp coriander leaves, parsley, lemon juice and zest, chillies, ginger and garlic in a blender.
  • Blend to a smooth paste.
  • Add 1/2 of the paste to a bowl and add the prawns.
  • Gently mix well and marinate for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Skewer the prawns and cook on a preheated grill for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Brush with the remaining paste and cook until done.
  • Remove and transfer to a plate.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with the lemon wedges on the side and any remaining paste in a cup.

Instead of parsley, you can also use basil leaves.

One Comment

  1. Kanu Mukerji

    All prawn recipes are truly awesome. Wish there was one single restaurant in Mumbai serving all of these. I’ll make it my home!!!

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