Prawns with chilli, lime & garlic cooked in the Weber GBS wok
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 King Prawns With Chilli, Garlic And Lime In The Weber GBS Wok

Try this simple, delicious starter cooked in seconds on any BBQ

Top UK BBQ chef Richard Holden and Ian Hodgett from The Barbecue Shop here at Hayes Garden World demonstrate how to cook this incredibly simple and quick prawn dish in the wok on the Weber Genesis II. If you don't have a BBQ with the GBS (Gourmet Barbecue System) you can just as easily cook this dish on a griddle, which are available to fit most barbecues. This dish is ideal for nibbles before the main event or else just serve with a green salad as a light supper dish.



  • king prawns; shell off and de-veined
  • 2 garlic cloves; grated
  • 2 chillies; de-seeded and sliced finely
  • 1 lime; juice and zest
  • rapeseed oil

Place the prawns in a plastic bag with the chillies, lime and garlic and about a tablespoon of the rapeseed oil. Mix thoroughly until all the prawns are coated. These can be prepared beforehand and left to marinate in the fridge or else they can be cooked straight away.

Pre-heat the wok over a direct heat and add a little oil. Add the prawns and leave to cook for about 20 seconds then stir them and leave for another 20 seconds. Once they turn pink take them off straight away and remove them from the wok; as the cast iron retains heat for quite some time the prawns will carry on cooking and become rubbery.