mearl223 On December - 5 - 2009

Smoky Bacon-flavored Jumbo-Prawns

Jumbo prawns wrapped in bacon & grilled to perfection – juicy, soft & succulent.



PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 12mins – Serves 4



250gm tiger prawns – cleaned, de-veined
salt & lime-juice for marination
thin bacon strips (equal number to the no. of prawns)
1/2 tsp paprika pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp red chili pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1/2 tsp pepper pwd
4 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp garlic paste
ghee or clarified butter
2 tbsp bbq sauce

Cooking Instructions:

1. Marinade the prawns in salt & lime-juice.

2. Heat clarified butter & fry the bacon strips in it.

3. When its almost done, splash bbq sauce into it along with the paprika pwd – toss & open fry for a minute on each side.

4. Wash the prawns, drain & pat them with a paper napkin.

5. Toss them in a mix of the powder spices, salt-to-taste, oyster sauce & garlic paste.

6. Wrap a bacon strip around each prawn & pass a tooth-pick or wooden skewer through it.

7. Grill them until they’re done, smear lime-juice on them & serve with some tartar sauce, garlic sauce, lemon wedges & potato chips/ fries.

Tip: I take the bacon off & pass the skewers through the cooked prawns at the end.. Keeps everybody guessing where that amazing smoked-bacon flavor comes from!

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