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Barbecued prawns with pickled cucumber

A perfect way to start the meal with the fresh flavours of summer

How long will it take?

20 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 6


What do I need?

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lemon, plus extra wedges (optional) to serve
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 24 medium uncooked prawns, heads discarded, butterflied

Quick-pickled cucumber

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, half-peeled, halved lengthways and seeds scooped out with a spoon, thinly sliced
  • 90 ml white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar

How do I make it?

  1. For pickled cucumber, combine ingredients in a bowl, season to taste and set aside to pickle (10-15 minutes).
  2. Heat barbecue to high. Combine olive oil, lemon rind, garlic and chilli in a bowl. Brush over flesh side of prawns and barbecue until cooked through. Serve with pickled cucumber.

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