Prawn skewers with basil marinade

Basil is a good source of vitamin K, calcium, vitamin A, manganese, iron, magnesium and potassium.
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Recipe from: 14 March 2016
Preparation time: 10min + Standing time
Cooking time: 6 min


  • 500
    prawns, cleaned and peeled, with tails left on
  • 20
    olive oil
  • 80
    melted butter
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 125
    finely chopped basil
  • 3
    cloves of garlic, crushed
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat oven to grill.

In a sealable container, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the prawns and toss to coat. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for one hour.

Thread the prawns onto skewers and grill under a hot grill or over hot coals for two to three minutes a side. The prawn tails should be bright pink and the meat opaque.

Text and image: Ideas magazine

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