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Tunisian Grilled Prawns   HT MC Tunisian 15mins plus marinating

Serves 4     Hot Shellfish Seafood Main Course Gluten Wheat Dairy free Eggless Tunisia Nth Africa North African

24 Raw King Prawns (Shrimp)
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp Olive oil
1teasp Ground Cumin
1/2 teasp Ground Ginger
1teasp Paprika
1/4 teasp Cayenne pepper
2 tbsp Freshly chopped Coriander
2 Lemons, cut into wedges


1. Remove heads from the prawns then cut down the centre of the backs making sure you donít cut all the way through and leaving tails intact (butterfly). Remove the central vein and place in a single layer in a shallow flameproof dish.

2. Place the remaining ingredients, apart from the lemon wedges, in a small mixing bowl and mix well then pour over the prawns, cover with clingfilm and leave to marinate for  20 minutes up to 2 hours, turning from time to time.

3. Preheat the grill to hot then grill the prawns for 4-5 minutes until they turn pink , turning a few times during the cooking period and brushing with the marinade every time you turn them. Serve immediately garnished with the lemon wedges.


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