Grilled Prawn Recipe with Arugula Salad

Grilled Prawns with Arugula Salad

Grilled Prawn Recipe with Arugula Salad

Prep Time

60 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


4 people

Under or over-grilling prawns, or any seafood, can always be a concern. This recipe makes it easy to cook perfectly grilled prawns over an outdoor barbecue for maximum flavor! The prawns take very little time, just enough to turn the flesh opaque — watch the video to see our technique!


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Thanks to the chefs at Rattan Direct for this recipe.


  • 24 large shell on king prawns, raw
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • For The Salad:
  • 1 bag arugula
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of flaked sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp sumac
  • To Serve:
  • Lemon wedges
  • Store bought aioli or garlic mayonnaise


  • 1 Slit the prawns along the back and pull out any membrane there (you could omit this step).
  • 2 Rub the prawns with the seasoning and set aside to marinate for an hour.
  • 3 Grill over a hot barbecue, for about 5 minutes each side, or until the flesh inside is pink and opaque.
  • 4 Toss the arugula in the lemon juice, salt, and sumac.
  • 5 Serve the hot prawns with the aioli, arugula salad, and lemon wedges.
  • 6 Don’t forget to provide a platter for the shells and a finger bowl.


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