Smoky prawns with zesty aïoli

Smoky prawns with zesty aïoli recipe

Smoky prawns with zesty aïoli

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) smoked paprika
  • 3 large garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 16 large prawns, deveined
  • Aïoli

  • 250ml (1 cup) good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped + extra, to garnish
  • chargrilled lemons, to serve

Instructions

1

In a large bowl, combine the 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil, paprika, chopped garlic, and zest and juice of 1 lemon and season well to taste. Add the prawns, toss to coat, cover and refrigerate to marinate, 15 – 20 minutes.

2

Cook the prawns on a hot griddle pan, basting with the marinade as you go. Turn the prawns after 5 minutes and cook until the flesh is cooked through and the shells are pink, 3 – 5 minutes.

3

For the aïoli, combine the mayonnaise, minced garlic, 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil, zest and juice of ½ lemon and the parsley, and season well to taste.

4

Serve the prawns garnished with parsley and with a side of zesty aioli and chargrilled lemons for squeezing.

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