Smokey BBQ Prawns With Mango Salsa Recipe

Thursday, February 6, 2020, in Nutrition, Recipes by

Nothing screams summer like BBQ prawns. Teamed with a light and tasty salsa for a unique and refreshing twist.

Serves 2. Each prawn contains 135 kJ; 0g carbs, 4g protein, 2g fat and 0g fibre.


12 green king prawns, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water


1 tb smoked paprika
1 tb Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ tsp thyme or lemon thyme
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tb extra virgin olive oil

Mango salsa (optional)

2 large mango, peeled and diced
1 avocado, peeled, destoned and diced
½ small red onion, diced
1 handful coriander, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lime, juiced




  1. Mix all marinade ingredients together.

  2. Place the prawns in a large bowl and combine with marinade and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to infuse flavours.

  3. When ready to cook, preheat barbecue or grill fry pan to medium-high heat. Lift prawns out of marinade and thread 3 prawns on to each bamboo skewer. Season prawns with a little salt and cook prawns for 2-3 minutes, turning once.

  4. Serve prawn skewers with mango salsa and fresh lemon wedges. Garnish with coriander. Enjoy with a wholegrain flat bread (optional).

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