Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Main Dishes/ Paleo

Prawns, Lemon Marinade & Mint Pesto

Prawns marinaded in lemon, cooked on the BBQ and served with a mint pesto make a delicious summer’s day BBQ dish. 

BBQ season is finally here in our house!  The prawns in our supermarket are often the size of a small fist and are a regular on our bbq.   This dish has a lemon marinade and the mint pesto really compliments this.   I cook this on the BBQ, but you could do this on the stove via a griddle pan/frying pan too.    I think the mint pesto would be lovely with roasted/grilled veggies too.  Marinade, cook, eat and enjoy!  


prawns and lemon

Large prawns are not a necessity for this recipe and you could happily make it with more smaller prawns.  If you are using smaller prawns then you may want to put them on a skewer to stop the prawns falling through the BBQ grill.  If that happens in our house, the Chief Taster will let out a scream so loud, it can be heard streets away!



Prawns in a Lemon Marinade with Mint Pesto
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2 People
Author: Angela Coleby
  • 6 Tiger prawns peeled & deveined
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 1 bunch Fresh mint chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 6 tablespoons Fresh mint chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon creme fraiche / sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place the prawns in a dish and cover with the lemon juice, mint and garlic. Coat well, cover and marinade for 30 minutes.

  2. Put all the ingredients for the pesto in a blender/processor and blitz until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Heat up the bbq and cook the prawns on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through.

  4. Serve with the mint pesto on the side.

  5. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Serves 2

Nutritional Info per serving – 194 Calories, 16g Fat, 9g Protein, 7g Total Carbs, 1g Fibre, 6g Net Carbs          

prawns lemon mint pesto

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