Simple Garlic Barbequed Wild Prawns Recipe

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Wild BC prawns are not only a sustainable food due to required fishing practices, but are also free of many of the chemicals that accompany farm raised seafood. With a light flavor and tender flesh, the complimenting sauce coating the seafood should not overpower the little morsels of protein.

The simple garlic and butter coating in this recipe keeps the prawns moist as they cook and become a kind of dressing when the prawns are placed on greens when serving.


Simple Garlic Barbequed Wild Prawns
Yield: 4 servings

Simple Garlic Barbequed Wild Prawns

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 lbs large fresh prawns, heads removed


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except for the prawns, in a small saucepan. Cook the butter mixture, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Allow to cool.
  2. Pour the melted butter mix over the fresh prawns and let them marinade for 30 minutes. Preheat the barbecue to medium-high heat.
  3. Set the prawns on the barbecue and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until they change from grey to pink.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 392Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 509mgSodium 2388mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 53g

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  • Samantha Lowe

    Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.

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