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Spice-encrusted Grilled Prawn

Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces prawn or shrimp
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus additional for basting
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt and fresh ground peppercorn
  • wooden skewers soaked in water 20 minutes before applying prawn

Instructions

  • Using pestle & mortar (or food processor) grind together herbs & spices.
  • In covered container, massage oil & spices into prawn, then marinate 1-4 hours, stirring intermittently.
  • Preheat grill to high, soak skewers & rest prawn at room temperature 20 minutes before cooking.
  • With shell in tact, skewer 3-4 prawn at a time, then lay over direct heat of the grill's hottest grates.
  • Grill 2-3 minutes per side, with grill lid open, basting as the prawn cook.
  • Remove prawn skewers from grill when shells are pink, bold char marks set, & prawn meat is cooked through, to translucent in color.
  • Remove prawn from skewers, season additionally to taste, & serve immediately.