Barbeque Garlic King Prawns

Serves 4



16 green king prawns
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 long red chilli, chopped
1 handful basil leaves, chiffonade
½ lemon, juiced and zested
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Butterfly the prawns by cutting in half lengthways, along the underside, without cutting through the shell. Use the tip of the knife to remove the vein and clean. Set aside until required.

  2. Place garlic and extra virgin olive oil into a small pan over low heat and leave to infuse for 5 – 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour into a small bowl and let cool at room temp.

  3. Once cool, mix in lemon juice and zest, chilli and basil. Drizzle the mixture over the butterflied prawns and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Barbecue the prawns over direct high heat for 2 minutes on each side and serve immediately.