BBQ prawns can be a delicious and satisfying experience. Here are some tips to help you grill perfect prawns:
Start with fresh prawns: Make sure to choose fresh, firm prawns with a glossy shell. If the prawns are frozen, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before grilling.
Prepare the prawns: Rinse the prawns under cold running water and pat them dry with paper towels. Remove the shell but leave the tail intact to make it easy to handle the prawns on the grill.
Skewer the prawns: Skewer the prawns with a metal or wooden BBQ skewer, make sure to leave enough space between each prawn so that they cook evenly.
Season the prawns: You can season the prawns with a marinade or dry rub to add flavour. A simple marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic works well, or you can use a pre-made rub designed for seafood like Game on Enterprises Shrimply irresistable.
Heat the grill: Preheat your charcoal grill to medium-high heat, about 200 degrees (375 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit). Make sure the grill grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent the prawns from sticking.
Grill the prawns: Place the prawns on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until the shells turn pink and the flesh becomes opaque. Be careful not to overcook the prawns, as they can become tough and rubbery if left on the grill for too long.
Serve and enjoy: Remove the prawns from the skewers and serve with lemon wedges and your favourite dipping sauce. Enjoy your perfectly grilled prawns!
By following these tips, you can grill prawns on charcoal that are juicy, flavourful, and perfectly cooked.