Barbecue prawns with avocado salsa

These tasty barbecue prawns are perfect accompanied with avocado salsa are enjoyed as a delicious starter.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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This recipe first appeared in Food magazine issue 87.
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  • 800 gram prawns, peeled and tails intact
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • sea salt
Avocado salsa
  • 1 -2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1
    Place the prawns, oil, garlic, lime juice, coriander, cumin and chilli flakes in a bowl and mix. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, to make the avocado salsa combine the tomato, avocado, red onion and lime juice in a small bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Heat a barbecue hot plate to piping hot. Lift the prawns from the marinade and cook for 3-4 minutes, turning until the prawns are pink. Season with sea salt while cooking. Serve the prawns with the salsa.


PER SERVE: Energy: 547kcal, 2289kj Protein: 42g Fat: 32g Saturated fat: 6g Cholesterol: 345mg Carbohydrate: 21g Fibre: 4g Sodium: 899mg