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Sweet and Sour Prawns

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    Serves 3

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Marinating Time

    1 h

  • Barbecue Time

    4 min.

Serves 3
Prep Time
15 min.
Marinating Time
1 h
Barbecue Time
4 min.

the Ingredients

Sweet And Sour Prawns
  • 12 large prawns, shelled, deveined, heads and tails intact


  • 150 millilitres water
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cm ginger, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Sweet and sour sauce

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
These Chinese inspired sweet and sour prawns are sensational on the barbecue!


  • 01 If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes. In a large bowl combine all the marinade ingredients and the prepared prawns. Refrigerate for an hour to marinate.
  • 02 Prepare the barbecue for direct cooking over high heat (230°C to 290°C). Remove the prawns from the marinade and thread three prawns onto each skewer. Combine all the baste ingredients and apply to the prawns with a basting brush just before grilling.
  • 03 Grill the prawns over direct high heat, with the lid closed, for 4 minutes, flipping once halfway through the cooking time, or until the prawns have cooked through.
  • 04 Serve the prawns immediately with the sweet and sour sauce.

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