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Grilled Prawns with Chilli Watermelon Glaze Recipe


HT MC 35Mins


This superb recipe marries prawns with lemongrass, chilli, ginger and watermelon to create a light succulent main course perfect for summer eating.


Serves 2

Prep & Cook Time:

35 mins

Recipe Tags: Hot . Main Course. Seafood shellfish vegetables fruit bbq Gluten Wheat Dairy free  Eggless


225g/8oz/1½ Cups Watermelon Flesh, deseeded and cubed (about 450g/1lb with rind)
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-2 Red Chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 Garlic clove, crushed
2 teasp Freshly Grated Ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped Lemongrass or 1 teasp Lemongrass paste
50g/2oz/¼ Cup Sugar
225g/8oz Raw Prawns, deveined if necessary



1. Place the watermelon in a food processor and process to a purée. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan until hot, add the chilli, garlic, ginger and lemongrass and sauté gently for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add the sugar, and cook for a minute until dissolved then remove from the heat, add the watermelon purée and stir until well blended.

4. Transfer half the mixture to a large bowl, leaving the remaining half in the saucepan, add the prawns to the bowl, mix well, cover with clingfilm and leave to marinate for up to 2 hours. Alternatively, you can cook them immediately.

5. Preheat the grill to hot and line the grill pan with aluminium foil.  Thread the prawns onto skewers. then grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, basting with the marinade from the bowl, until they have turned pink and are cooked through. IMPORTANT: do not mix any remaining marinade with the reserved watermelon sauce to ensure it’s not contaminated.

End of instructions



Serving Suggestions

Serve the prawns immediately over plain boiled rice with the remaining watermelon sauce on the side which can be served warm or cold.


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Small Saucepan

Wooden or plastic spoon

Mixing Bowl


Aluminium Foil


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