Sunday, 3 January 2016

Cajun Spiced Grilled Prawns Recipe

I am getting more comfortable with cooking meats and seafood. Especially seafood. I am becoming a complete fish-eater like baba (my father-in-law). Since I have company now to eat all kinds of seafood, I am all for cooking different types of seafood.

Cajun Spiced Grilled Prawns Recipe

Cajun spiced grilled prawns is something I came up with because I had Cajun Spice in my pantry. It is easily available in India now. If you can't find it, you can try making it at home with this recipe (I haven't tried it, but it reads like it would taste like the one I have at home). I had some prawns in the fridge and I didn't want to cook them like always. I mixed the two and voila! Magic happened.

Cajun Spiced Grilled Prawns Recipe

This dish is a perfect weekday or weekend barbecue dish. You need to marinate the prawns in the spice rub for 15 minutes and throw it on the grill for another 5 minutes. It is juicy prawns coated in a spicy mix, served with a dash of lime. Do I have your attention yet?

Cajun Spiced Grilled Prawns 

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4


200 gms prawns de-shelled and de-veined
1 tsp olive oil divided
3 tsps cajun spice
Salt to taste

Lime wedges to serve


Marinate the prawns with 1/2 tsp olive oil, cajun spice mix and salt. Rub the marinade well into the prawns.

Heat a grill pan (a normal tawa will do if you don't have one). When the pan is heated well, brush it with the rest of the oil.

Put the prawns on the pan. Cook for 2 minutes and turn them over. Cook for another minute.

Serve hot with lime wedges.  Squeeze the juice of the lemons on to the prawns and eat fresh.