- 8 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
- 1 handful cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano leaves
- 1/4 cup white vinegar, plus more to taste
- 1 lime, juiced, plus more to taste
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes (use at your own discretion)
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (4-pound frozen block) black tiger prawns (about 16 to 24 prawns), thawed
Sriracha Cocktail Sauce:
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 teaspoons sriracha rooster sauce
- 4 teaspoons prepared kosher horseradish
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
Pulse the garlic, onion, red pepper, cilantro, oregano, white vinegar, lime juice and red pepper flakes in a food processor (or can be made by hand in a mortar and pestle). Remove the mixture from the processor and pour it into a medium bowl. Whisk in the olive oil and adjust the seasoning with additional salt, pepper, vinegar and lime juice, to taste. Check the flavor by dipping a piece of bread into the sauce and tasting. Reserve half of the sauce for the marinade.
Clean and devein prawns. Hold a prawn in the palm of your hand keeping the shrimp straight and slide in the skewer from head to tail. Use 1 prawn per skewer.
Line 4 of the skewered prawns next to each other in a row. Draw an additional skewer perpendicular through the row, connecting the 4 skewered prawns together. Continue this step until all of the prawns have been skewered into groups of 4. Brush them with chimichurri and marinate for 2 hours.
Preheat an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan.
Put the skewered shrimp on a grill and brush with more chimichurri. Flip the skewers and repeat. Cook until the prawns are opaque, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the skewers when the prawns are fully cooked.
Mix all the ingredients for the sriracha cocktail sauce in a bowl. Pour some of the sauce into shot glasses. Top with a prawn and garnish with a chive.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.