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Barbecued split prawns

  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:10 Cook
  • 6 Servings


  • 1kg raw banana prawns
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped


  • 1
    To prepare prawns, remove heads with a small knife. Trim legs with kitchen scissors. With a small, sharp knife split in half lengthways not quite all the way through. Remove intestinal tract. Lay prawn on a flat surface, shell side up. Using your fingers, press prawn flat.
  • 2
    To make sauce, cook sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan for 5-7 mins until syrupy add chilli and cook for 3 mins. Remove from heat, add fish sauce and lime juice.
  • 3
    Preheat barbecue flat plate to high and cook prawns flesh side down for 2 mins turn and cook for 1 min. Place onto a platter and drizzle with sauce.

Source: taste.com.au


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