Wednesday, September 7
I'm absolutely thrilled it's Spring. Thrilled. As much as I love the casseroles and puddings of winter, they are feeling a little bit done now and I'm ready to move on... to Spring. I feel so grateful to live somewhere where we get to experience all four seasons.
Another thing I love about the warmer weather is cooking and eating outside. On Tuesday it was 26.8 degrees and I couldn't wait to get the BBQ fired up. I was pumped. Unfortunately the gods were against me with timing. Tuesday being my only day off work was crammed-full of errands and as a result I didn't get home in time to give the BBQ its spring clean.
So I cheated. I made a quickie rub and used the stove grill.
I would totally recommend buying a stovetop grill if you don't have one. Even if you have a BBQ, it allows you to cook BBQ year round and is particularly useful in doing small quantities of grilled vegetables or a steak here and there.
OK, onto the recipe:
Quickie spicy marinade enough for 50 prawns
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp hot paprika
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried thyme
2 tb olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
Mix all your marinade ingredients together with the exception of the lemon juice.
Add marinade to a ziplock bag,add the lemon juice and the prawns, seal and give it a good shake. Let it sit for as long as you can, but if you need to - just let it sit for a few minutes whilst you heat your BBQ/grill and soak some skewers in hot water for about 5 minutes.
Thread prawns onto your skewers and place onto your grill. Grill for about 1.5 minutes on each side... I like to get 'em a bit crispy to allow the spices to get a bit crunchy.
My grill sits across two of my burners on my stove, love it!
Serve with salad and baked potatoes if you've got a bit more time!
What food are you looking forward to this spring? Have you been using your barbeque yet or do you use it year 'round?
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