Spicy Grilled Prawns and Melon Salad

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Spicy Grilled Prawns and Melon Salad

Ingredients

  • 15 dried cayenne chillies
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 30 to 35 prawns, heads off but unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups watermelon or honeydew
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Rocket salad

Method

  1. Grind chillies in a spice mill to a powder, In a bowl, mix chillie powder with oil, salt, garlic, coriander and lime juice. Add prawns and marinate for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature (or overnight in a refrigerator). Combine melons, sugar, mint, lime juice and vinegar and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare hot BBQ grill. Remove prawns from marinade and reserve it. Grill prawns for about 3 minutes, set aside and cool. Toss the rocket with 4 tablespoons of the reserved marinade and form a bed of greens on each plate. Drain the melons slightly. Peel the prawns, toss lightly in more marinade. Place melons and prawns on greens.

4 to 6 servings

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