Grilled Cajun Prawns with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce

Summer is coming to an end (sigh)!  I realize that for a lot of people it’s summertime all year long, but for us folks in the Northern hemisphere, it’s a very short season that always seems to fly by.  Already at the end of August, the days are shorter, the nights are cooler, and our BBQ dinners are numbered.

I was daydreaming of food (what’s new) and I started to think of fall approaching and all the lovely squash, apples, and beautiful produce hitting our local markets this time of the year.  Summer has always been my favourite time of the year, the sun, the boating, swimming, flip-flops, I love it all.  Having spent the first 18 years of my life in a part of the world where winter seems to last forever, I felt sun deprived for a majority of the year.  In Quebec people are so fed-up with winter by the time spring finally shows up, that patios start opening even when there’s still snow on the ground.  Not even joking, it’s like the end of a 6 month long depression coming to an end.  I always felt like I was born in the wrong part of the world and developed an urge to move somewhere warm from a young age, which is probably why I love summer so much now.

Wow I am getting side-tracked.  Not even sure what my point was.

I think what I was getting at, is I was getting excited about fall and suddenly remembered I needed to enjoy the last bit of summer, which made me want to fire up the BBQ, which made me think of prawn skewers. There you go.  My full train of thoughts, explained step by step.

Isn’t it why people start a food blog to begin with?  To blabber on about trivial stuff that is barely even related to food?

Anyways back to the prawns…They turned out juicy and delicious, as expected.

 

I was making this as a main course and decided to serve them with some grilled zucchinis which I also ended up dipping in the cilantro sauce, which was super tasty.


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Grilled Cajun Prawns
Grilled Cajun Prawns with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Grilled Cajun Prawns
Grilled Cajun Prawns with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Ingredients
Prawn Marinade
Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Begin by melting the butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Allow it to bubble then add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Leave on to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place prawns on skewers with the shells on and brush them with the butter mixture, reserving any extra for grilling.
  3. Place on the BBQ and grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side (depending on your BBQ and on the size of your prawns), brush with butter mixture while grilling.
  4. For the jalapeño cilantro salsa, place all ingredients in a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Serve as an appetizer or as a meal with a salad and grilled vegetables!
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