Marinade for Prawns

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Marinade for Prawns
Prawns can be soaked in a marinade to enhance their flavour. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Prawns can be a delicious addition to your dinner table if they are prepared correctly. The flavour of a prawn is similar to that of a shrimp, so preparing prawns can be very much like preparing shrimp. Marinades enhance the flavour of the prawn as it is prepared for your meal.

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Marinated Prawns

Begin with 0.907kg. prawns, peeled and deveined. Add these to a marinade made with 3/4 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup lime juice, 118ml. olive oil, 56.7gr. soy sauce, some chopped parsley and garlic to taste. Allow prawns to marinade for an hour and mix everything again. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. Remove prawns from marinade and sauté, or bake 10 minutes in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven.

Garlic Prawns

In a large bowl, create a marinade made with 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, three cloves of minced garlic, the juice of one lemon, the juice of one orange and 1 tsp dried basil. Add 0.907kg. tiger prawns, peeled and deveined, to the marinade and allow them to soak for at least one hour. Thread prawns onto skewers to grill or place into a skillet to sautee. Cook until pink throughout. Serve as an appetizer or with grilled vegetables as a meal.

Tequila-Lime Prawns

In a bowl or large zipper-style bag, combine 1 cup margarita mix, 1 shot tequila, a dash of lemon pepper and sea salt. Mix the ingredients well, then add 0.454kg. prawns, peeled and deveined. Allow the prawns to marinade for at least four hours, then remove prawns and thread onto skewers. Sprinkle prawns with lemon pepper and sea salt if desired. Grill for five to seven minutes or until prawns are pink throughout.

Amazing Prawn Marinade

In a food processor, add 12 pieces of sundried tomatoes packed in olive oil, six garlic cloves, 1/2 cup onions, 1 cup parsley, ¼ tsp oregano or thyme, 177ml. olive oil, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp red pepper flakes and 1/3 cup white wine. Process until well blended, then pour the mixture over 0.907kg. prawns and let sit for 30 minutes. After marinating, these prawns can be broiled, barbecued or sautéed.

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