Cajun prawns cooked on the Weber E-310 gas BBQ
Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas

How to cook Cajun prawns on the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

Fresh spicy prawns cooked in minutes make for a delicious appetiser

This is one of the quickest dishes to cook on the BBQ, literally taking about 5 – 10 minutes to assemble and prep the ingredients and about 2 minutes to cook. The team found these to be quite mild so if you like quite a kick then double the amount of Cajun seasoning. These would make a great appetiser with a nice chilli mayo to snack on while waiting for the mains to come off the grill.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 680g (1½lb) fresh prawns; shelled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • ½ onion; chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic; grated
  • 2 red bell peppers; chopped
  • small can sweetcorn; drained
  • 1 teasp Cajun seasoning
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp parsley; chopped, for garnish

Equipment:

Pre-heat the grill, we used the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ, with the Dutch oven or wok in place, to about 250C (482F), with the heat spread across the whole of the grill.

Drizzle the oil into the Dutch oven and once it’s hot add the onion and peppers and saute for about a minute until tender.

Add the prawns and the rest of the ingredients except the lemon juice and the parsley.

Once the prawns have turned pink, about 2 – 3 minutes, remove from the grill then add the lemon juice.

Garnish with the chopped parsley.