Uncooked prawns 1.5 lb
Salt and pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Roasted garlic-cilantro sauce:
Garlic, top trimmed off 1 small head
Fresh cilantro leaves 1 cup chopped
Lime juice of 1
Dry white wine 1 tbsp.
Olive oil 3 tbsp.
Chilli sauce 2 tbsp.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel, devein and rinse the prawns or your choice of shrimp. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Place the prawns in the fridge until ready to grill.
Trim the top of the garlic head, but leave the garlic intact. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Roast the garlic in the 400 degree F-heated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until slightly tender and fragrant. When ready, remove from the oven. Let cool brieﬂy. Peel and crush or chop the roasted garlic as ﬁnely as possible.
Now prepare the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce. In a small bowl, combine the roasted garlic with the remaining sauce ingredients of cilantro, lime juice, white wine, olive oil and chilli sauce. Whisk together and set aside.
When ready, lightly oil and heat a cast-iron grill or griddle to medium-high. Dress the prawns with a little olive oil and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side. You want to achieve some char, but be careful not to overcook the prawns.
Remove the prawns from the grill to a bowl and coat well with the roasted garlic and cilantro sauce. Transfer to a serving platter. Alternatively, transfer the grilled prawns to a serving platter and simply add the roasted garlic-cilantro sauce on the side.
Serve with pasta or rice and a green salad for dinner; or simply as a party appetizer.
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