It has never occurred to me that I need a barbeque grill at home. Well, who in their right mind would barbeque in a tiny apartment balcony under the hot and humid weather in Singapore?
However, I've been tempted to get one lately. When I go for grocery shopping in megamarts, I can't help but walk over to the section where camping stuffs are and admire the barbeque grills that come in all sizes and shapes (and different colours too!). As the weather is getting cooler at the moment, it would seem like a good idea to grill some food and chill out in our little garden.
While it is definitely not justifiable to get a charcoal grill, since we won't be able to bring it with us when we leave SA, I've been thinking of getting a table top electric grill instead. After spending a few days of doing online research on the brands and functions, and also considering the pros and cons of getting one, I'm still not sure if I should get something that I might not be using often. But I need to satisfy my craving for barbequed food NOW, and I thought of an idea - use some large prawns that I got from the market and grilled them in my oven!
I immediately went to the kitchen and gathered what I have on hand, then I came up with a marinade that was made of chilli, garlic, parsley and olive oil. Since what I really crave for is the action of barbequeing food, I thought that it'll be fun to to thread the prawns onto skewers and made them looked like they've been put on charcoal/ electric grill. This step is not really necessary if you grill the prawns in the oven, only do so if you are a bored housewife like me. ;-)
Grilled Prawns Recipe
500g large prawns
1.5 bulbs garlic, peeled
3 medium size red chillies
3 stalks flat leaf parsley
5-6 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & black pepper, to taste
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges.
1) Set the oven to "broil" function and preheat to 380 deg F.
2) Clean the prawns - rinse and remove the veins.
3) Thread prawns onto skewers, piercing first through the tail, and then the head.
4) Chop garlic, chillies and parsley until fine.
5) Mix the chopped ingredients with olive oil, salt and black pepper, then spread on the prawns evenly. Marinate for about 30 minutes.
6) Grill the prawns for about 10 minutes, or until cooked.
7) Serve with lemon wedges.