This is a really simple recipe. The trick lies in the quality and freshness of the ingredients you use. While you want some charring to occur, take care not to overcook the prawns too.
- Halve the prawns from head to tail and devein.
- Lay prawns out flesh side up on a tray. Rub in lime rind, salt flakes and black pepper. Squeeze lime juice over prawns and liberally drizzle olive oil over meat. Leave to marinate for awhile.
- Heat up a barbie till flaming hot. Barbecue prawns shell side down till flesh has just turned from transluscent to opaque. Flip over to char flesh then remove. Sometime I drizzle over the leftover olive oil marinade so the flames shoot up, charring the flesh quicker. Alternatively you could use a cast iron chargrill pan on a kitchen stove.
- Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve while still piping hot.