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Grilled Prawns with Spicy Fresh Pepper Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 28 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Fresh Pepper Sauce:

1 1/4 cups olive oil

1 grilled yellow bell pepper, peeled, seeded and finely diced

1 grilled poblano chile, peeled, seeded and finely diced

1 grilled serrano chile, peeled, seeded and finely diced, optional

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Splash red wine vinegar, optional

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Grilled Prawns:

24 prawns, in the shell, preferably with heads

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix together all of the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl, cover, and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours before serving.
  2. Heat your grill to high.
  3. Toss the prawns with the oil in a bowl and season with the salt and pepper. Grill the prawns for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Remove to a platter and immediately spoon the sauce over shrimp with a slotted spoon. Serve hot.
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