This mouth-watering prawn recipe is bound to be a hit at your next BBQ. It’s quick to prepare and cook, so you’ll be able to focus on entertaining. Marinated in lime and fresh chilli.


Serves 4

  • 20 large local Aussie green prawns (1 kg)
  • 2 limes, halved
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 60 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 small red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Mix the lime juice, butter, fish sauce, chillies and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Peel and de-vein the prawns
  3. Add prawns to the marinade.
  4. Cook prawns for 2–3 minutes on the BBQ.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy

  • This recipe is great with a mixed leaf salad. Salad will provide lots of extra vitamins and minerals which are important for maintaining healthy skin, eyes and sperm and maintaining good general health. Adding a salad to every meal is a great way to improve your diet.
  • Take care when preparing raw prawns as they can cause food poisoning if they come into contact with raw foods like salad.
  • Substitute butter for olive oil for a heart-friendly option. Olive oil has less saturated fats than butter and is therefore lower in cholesterol.

This recipe was designed by Andrew from Parafield Gardens, SA.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

Energy 1467.40 kJ
350.48 cal
 Protein 52.53 g
 Total fat 14.15 g
 Saturated fat 8.44 g
 Carbohydrates 2.80 g
 Total sugars 2.80 g
 Fibre 0.53 g
Sodium 1563.11 mg
Cholesterol 410 mg
Potassium 853 mg
Calcium 338 mg

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