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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grilled Prawn with Lemon, Tomato and Basil Sauce


Winter break means that lots of meals are had at home. No banking on kids and husband finding their stuff in the cafeteria so that I can relax a bit. Making mundane stuff in the holidays doesn’t appeal to me either, more so because the first thing the little one asked me after getting up was what’s in lunch. “Can we get something interesting”. Grilled prawn is very interesting to me because it’s superfast to make and very very tasty :). The sauce I made went pretty well with it. Hope you enjoy it as well.

Ingredients For Grilled Prawn

  1. 10 medium sized prawns cleaned and deveined
  2. 1tsp. lime juice
  3. Freshly ground black pepper powder
  4. 1tbsp. butter
  5. Salt to taste


Rub the cleaned prawns with salt, lime juice and black pepper powder. Keep them marinated for 15 minutes.

Skewer them in the bamboo skewers and brush little butter on both the sides. Heat a skillet and grill them by frequently rotating the skewers .If you want to get a charred effect hold the skewers directly on top of the flame or the hot coil, whichever you have.  Remove and place it on a serving dish.

Ingredients For Sauce

  1. 1tbsp. chopped onion
  2. 2 garlic cloves chopped
  3. 2tbsp. butter
  4. 1tbsp. all purpose flour
  5. 1 tomato on vine ( ripe )
  6. 2tbsp. basil ( Fresh or Dry )
  7. 1/2 cup vegetable stock or broth 
  8. Juice of one lemon
  9. Black Pepper
  10. Salt


In a sauté pan add butter, onion and garlic and cook for few minutes on medium heat. Whisk-in the flour until they all get combined.

Add the broth to the pan and simmer for a couple of minutes till it starts to become thick. Toss the tomatoes till they turn soft. Season it with salt and pepper. Turn the heat on low and now add lemon juice and basil to it and mix well.

Pour over your grilled prawns and serve.


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