Peri peri prawns

By admin
18 December 2015

This spicy dish is not for the faint-hearted!

Serves 6 Preparation time: 8-12 min Standing time: 1 hour Cooking time: 10-15 min

  • 30 prawns


  • 500 g dried chillies
  • 250 ml (1 c) olive oil
  • 250 ml (1 c) sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 250 ml (1 c) lemon juice
  • 30 ml (2 T) salt

1 Put the prawns in a glass bowl.

2 MARINADE Pulse all the ingredients for a few minutes in a food processor until well blended.

3 Pour over the prawns, mix to coat well then marinate for about 1 hour.

4 Braai the prawns over moderate coals until just cooked. Serve with lemon wedges.

? TIP Braai the prawns directly on the grill over medium-hot coals. Turn often and baste. The prawns are cooked when the shells turn pink, which  should be after about 8 minutes.  Heat the rest of the marinade and serve as a dipping sauce.

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