These are so wonderful to have in the fridge to throw in salads, serve hot or cold with a spicy mayonnaise or Romesco sauce or any other dish. The possibilities are endless once you’ve made them.
1 lb large (16 to 20 count) raw, peeled and deveined prawns
4 tbsp olive oil, approx
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 tsp granulated garlic (If you use fresh garlic, it can burn and taste bitter)
3/4 tsp paprika sweet or smoked
3/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Put the prawns into a glass bowl, throw in all the other ingredients and mix really well. The prawns will turn golden because of the the turmeric. Heat a heavy ridged cast iron griddle to high and when it starts to smoke, turn it down a bit and add the prawns.
By the time you lay them all down on the griddle and count to 20 slowly, it will be time to turn them over. The 2nd side won’t take so long.
Don’t over cook them!
They will turn a nice toasty color like the picture above and the yellow from the turmeric won’t be so apparent! They are delicious hot with a spicy mayonnaise dip, or cold in Caesar salads or just as a snack and they pack a punch with flavor too.
I’m sure you will come up with different spices to add to what I suggested so have fun and experiment!