Grilled Jumbo Green Prawns

Cook Time 15 mins

Servings 4


8 large green prawns, whole not shelled 

4 cloves garlic, finely sliced      

2 large banana leaves to wrap prawns

1-2 tbsp palm sugar, grated

1 tsp red miso paste, dried and ground

2 birds eye chillies, julienned    

1 tbsp ginger, julienned and blanched

2 large shallots, finely sliced                 

4 spring onions, finely sliced                

1-2 tbsp light soy sauce

2 limes, juiced

2 tbsp coriander

Steamed rice – to serve

2 limes cut into wedges – to serve


Pre heat oven to 220⁰C.

Slice through the back of each prawn and devein.  Insert slices of garlic inside the prawn slightly sticking out.  Cook prawns on a griddle pan or bbq shell side down for 3 minutes or until the coral changes colour. You want the prawns and garlic to colour evenly, so don’t have the grill too hot.

Place the prawns on a lightly oiled banana leaf and sprinkle with palm sugar, miso, chilli, ginger, shallots and half of the spring onions.  Wrap and secure with a toothpick if necessary. Place on a baking tray and bake for 3-5 minutes.

Transfer the banana leaf parcel to a serving dish and bring to the table.  Open the parcel, drizzle prawns with soy and lime juice, sprinkle over coriander and remaining spring onions.

Serve with a side of steamed rice and lime wedges


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