BBQ spicy king prawns with garlic and a Grana Padano Riserva

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BBQ spicy king prawns with garlic and a Grana Padano Riserva


. Difficulty: Easy . Serves: 4 people . Preparation time: 15 minutes


For the prawns
20 king prawns (3 to 5 per person)
150g sandwich bread, crust removed
30g parsley
30g fresh basil
15g chives
15g chervil
5g tarragon
7.5g fresh chilli, finely sliced
½ tsp of green Tabasco
75g Grana Padano Riserva, grated
35ml extra virgin olive oil
1 Amalfi lemon, sliced in half
Salt and pepper

For the dip
10g parsley 
200ml natural yoghurt
1 clove of garlic, grated 
25g Grana Padano Riserva, grated 
7.5g fresh chilli, finely sliced


Remove the shell from the prawns leaving just the tail on
Wash all the herbs with cold water and let them completely dry on a kitchen cloth
In a food processor add the bread, 75g of the grated Grana Padano Riserva, half of the required chilli, green Tabasco and the herbs
Start blending the ingredients and add the juice of half of the Amalfi lemon and the extra virgin olive oil slowly, until the herbs are finely chopped and the bread has turned a bright green colour
Pre-heat the top grill of the oven to 200 °C. You can use a charcoal grill as an alternative if you have one 
For the yoghurt dip, combine the yoghurt, freshly grated garlic and the remaining Grana Padano Riserva in a bowl. Blend until smooth, adjust with salt and pepper to taste. Then add the remaining chopped parsley and chilli. Set aside for later.
Start grilling the other half of the lemon. On a separate baking tray, coat the prawns with the herb-infused bread mixture and grill for a few minutes on each side
Serve with the yoghurt dip and the grilled lemon on the side.
Francesco Mazzei