Grilled Prawns with a Thai Peanut Sauce


The other night, my husband Peter and I got cooking up some grilled prawns. I can’t eat nuts (*sad face) but Peter is obsessed (we really are opposites that just work).

…I’m fine with trace of nuts so cooking with them is OK, just not eating them!

I did chomp on the grilled prawns and rice with a little sweet chilli thai sauce (was from the bottle though to save time) but Peter relished the home made peanut sauce so if you like nuts, you should LOVE this recipe!

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Serves: 4

Prawns/ Shrimps
  • 1½ lbs large prawns, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Two garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 80ml unsweetened coconut cream

Peanut Sauce

Serves 15 but can be refridgerated for up to 7 days.

  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


Mix the prawns with the tumeric, pepper, garlic, coriander and coconut cream above in a medium sized bowl, covering the prawns thoroughly. Pan fry or thread onto bamboo or metal skewers and cook on a griddle.

For the sauce mix the peanut butter, coconut milk, water, lime, fish sauce, ginger and garlic together and serve.

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We made 1 cup/ 125g of white basmati rice (double the water) to serve with and cook this first.

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43 Responses

  1. Eileen Teo

    shamed you cant eat peanuts!
    I love this dish! Prawn and peanuts are my favourite!
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  2. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    Ooh that looks absolutely delicious! My kids are crazy about prawns and peanut sauce… Never had them together! …It’s always chicken satay.
    I’m going to have to start tagging you in the insta pics when I’m making your recipes 🙂
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  3. jenny paulin

    mmmmmmm they look delicious!i do love pranws but dont eat them as often as i should!! x
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  4. Susan Mann

    This is right up my street. I’ve pinned it to my recipe board and will definitely give this a go. x
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  5. Alison

    These look delicious, I love prawns and the sauce looks really tasty
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  6. Metropolitan Mum

    Love Peanut sauce, especially with satay. The only problem is: yellow hands for days on end 🙂
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  7. Jenny

    If my son wasn’t allergic to peanuts this would be going on the table tonight. Sounds delicious. I love anything thai…. yummy. Thanks for hosting.
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  8. Over a Cuppa

    Mmm that looks a gorgeous peanut sauce, I am with Peter and love nuts but chilli sauce would go down very nicely too!
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  9. Ciara (My Fussy Eater)

    These look incredible! I’m a HUGE prawn fan and love thai cooking so I will definitely be trying this myself. Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Mel

    I don’t really eat prawns, but I love peanuts and that sauce is right up my street! You are really precise with your ingredients, guys! 118 ml coconut milk… what happens if you use 119ml? hihi x
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  11. Vicki Montague

    Oh boy that looks delicious! I have just got into prawns and I love nuts so this looks like a dream combo!
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