Barbecue prawn recipe: Buried prawns with salt and herbs

Adam Liaw
What’s more Aussie than prawns on the barbie.
What’s more Aussie than prawns on the barbie. Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Dairy-free

Throw a prawn on a barbie, whack it in a wok, or toss it through some pasta and let's celebrate Australia, a land as breathtaking and diverse as the people who live here.

Ingredients

2kg rock salt

2 tbsp fennel seeds

1 tbsp black peppercorns

4 sprigs rosemary

4 bay leaves

24 large raw prawns

lemon wedges, to serve

Method

1. Take a triple layer of aluminium foil and mould it into the shape of a frying pan large enough to hold all of the salt and prawns. You can do this inside a large cast-iron frying pan if you wish.

2. Place the foil pan on the barbie and add the salt, fennel seeds, peppercorns, rosemary and bay leaves.

3. Heat on the barbecue for 10-15 minutes until very hot and the herbs are fragrant. With tongs, bury the prawns in the hot salt in batches, cooking each batch for about 5 minutes until cooked through. Remove from the salt and serve immediately with lemon wedges.