Chilli Oil BBQ Prawns

Prepare 10 minutes + marinating | Cook 10 minutes | Serves 2



  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp MamaLan’s Chilli Oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10 – 12 large prawns
  • 2 bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water for at least 30 minutes, best overnight


  • Rice or roasted potato chunks
  • Shredded coriander
  • Red chilli slices
  • Lime wedges


  1. Combine all the prawn ingredients (except prawns and skewers) until salt and sugar have fully dissolved. Marinate for 15 minutes. Add equal number of marinated prawns to each skewer.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Put the skewers on an outdoor BBQ or cook them in a griddle pan for 3 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other.
  2. Serve with rice or potatoes, coriander, chilli and lime wedges.
  3. Drizzle more MamaLan’s Chilli Oil for a spicier skewer. Delicious.

Vegan Alternative
Use 100-150g tofu, add 1 tsp salt, and follow the rest of the recipe.

Prawns are perfectly cooked when they have turned pale pink with a few darker pink or red streaks.