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Piri Piri Prawns

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A fiery and flavourful dish for lunch or dinner.

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.

Piri Piri Prawns

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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.

Piri Piri Prawns
5 from 1 vote

Piri Piri Prawns

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


  • 250 g Prawns peeled, heads and tails left intact
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped, plus additional 1 tsp
  • 2 tbsp 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


  • 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.

1 comment

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Kanu Mukerji October 22, 2015 - 6:33 pm

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

5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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