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How to Cook Grilled King Prawns

Sumptuous grilled king prawns served with buttered mixed vegetables and lemon butter sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: grilled prawn
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Manny


For the grilled prawns:

  • 200 grams or 3 pcs king prawns
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil

For the lemon butter sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon rind lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. parsley chopped (optional)

For the buttered vegetables:

  • 1/4 cup frozen mixed vegetables thawed
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


How to cookĀ Grilled King Prawns:

  • Wash and clean prawns by cutting the antennae and rostrum (beak).
  • With the shell still on, make a slit on the back, devein, and open up to a butterfly.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Brush prawn with olive oil and grill over charcoal until cooked.
  • For the lemon sauce; combine butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir very well then add parsley.
  • For the buttered vegetables; heat butter in a pan then stir cook mixed vegetables for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the grilled prawn with lemon butter sauce, buttered vegetables and steamed rice.