Gourmet style butterfly grilled prawns to make your menu tempting

Butterflied prawns are the prawns cut in half, to flatten them out to grill easily. Photo: Jimmy Kamballur

Dishes made of prawns can look exotic and expensive, but often they can be cooked without much hassle.

Gourmet style butterfly grilled prawns can be prepared by cutting tiger prawns in butterfly style. If you are wondering what that means, it simply refers to the process of cutting prawns in half, to flatten them out to grill it easily. Here's how you can make yummy birds-eye chilli butterfly grilled prawns.

4 tiger prawns
15 bird eye chillies
3 shallots
10 curry leaves
½ tsp salt
Oil as required
1 tsp pepper powder
½ tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp ginger – garlic paste
1 tsp oil

Prepare the marinade by grinding bird eye chillies, shallots and curry leaves
Take salt, pepper, Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger – garlic paste and oil
Add the marinade paste into it
Mix well
Marinate the butterfly prawns with this masala paste
Keep the prawns aside for at least half an hour to one hour
Grill marinated prawns for 3 – 5 minutes
Do not overcook the prawns as it would turn chewy
Rub some oil or butter on both sides of the prawns while cooking
Serve the grilled prawns with herb salad.

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