Tangy and Spicy Prawns

This is my go to recipe for a Tangy and Spicy Prawns.  A seafood dish, that is easy to prepare and bursting with Indian flavours.

Prawns is ones of my Hubby dearest’s Favourite of the shellfish varieties.  While I on the other hand, do no eat any types of shellfish.  I remember growing up, watching my female family members prepare a variety of Shellfish, or curries, and they always joked with me … “HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PREPARE THIS FOR YOUR HUSBAND?”. Yeah…I DO NOT EAT SHELLFISH OR CURRIES? #Confessiontime . And from those jokes, I always replied back…”WELL HE MUST EAT WHAT I EAT”?…oh the age of Innocence is so filled with pleasant memories.

WELL…Rest Assured, All my family members know I can cook up a mean CURRY or any type of ShellFish now.  The reason I bring this up, is to INSPIRE you my readers, To KNOW, that even if you are different from the rest, we each have our own taste preferences or are able to excel at somethings better.  Always remember, That if you put your heart and soul into anything, you are sure to be a winner.  We have to 1st attempt to do something, and I mean not just in the kitchen, before we can see that result.  So even if, like me, you don’t eat a certain type of dish, at least do give making it a go.

So like I was saying, This Tangy and Spicy Prawns, is a rather simple dish to prepare.  It is versatile enough to be prepared on the braai/barbecue, in the oven or on the stove top.  I enjoy this marinade with chicken, or steak,  as well.  Without any added store bought sauces, this recipe is healthy enough to try on any diet, and if you need more of a saucy end result, you can add in a little tomato paste, but then cut off amount of lemon juice added.

Do you LOVE Prawn?  Then, give this Tangy and Spicy Prawns recipe a try, and drop me a comment below, and let me know if you have tried this one.

Tiger Prawns Marinating

Looking for a Rice Recipe to serve on the Side??? Give one of my savoury rice dishes a go…

Find my Saffron Rice HERE or this Simple Savoury Rice HERE .

This time round, I opted to serve this Tangy and Spicy Prawns with my Savoury Rice with Garlic, Onions and Peppers >>> Now for the Tangy and Spicy Prawns recipe…



Tangy And Spicy Prawns served.

Tangy and Spicy Prawns

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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AUTHOR: FOODEVA MARSAY (@foodeva_marsay)


12-15 King Prawns

1 Cup Double Cream Yoghurt (or full fat yoghurt)
2 teaspoon crushed/chopped garlic
2 teaspoon chopped green chillies
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1/4 teaspoon Egg Yellow Food colouring (Powder)
1 teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
1 and 1/2 teaspoon Coriander and Cumin Powder (Dhana Jeera powder)
2 teaspoon Chillie Powder
1 teaspoon Kashmiri Chillie Powder
1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
5-6 Tablespoon Oil

Butter for dotting


~ Make up a marinade with above ingredients except for the butter.

~ After cleaning and washing Prawns, Allow excess water to drip off.

~ Marinate the prawns with half cup or more of the marinade, for 1-2 hours

~ Set aside the reminder of the marinade to brush onto the prawns just before Grilling is done

~ Preheat the oven temperature to 200 degrees Celsius, Spray an oven dish with non stick spray and layer the prawns in single layer into oven dish.

~ Dot with butter and broil/grill for 15 minutes, turning once. Use the remainder of the marinade to brush over the prawns, and return to oven for another 5 minutes.

~ Best ENJOYED served immediately, with a garlic butter or lemon butter sauce, and with a side serving of My Savoury Rice With Garlic, Onions and Peppers  and a lightly toasted garlic roll.

> You may Opt to remove prawn heads and shell.

>This recipe works perfectly for grilling on the braai, broiling like I did in the oven, or even quickly cooked on the stove top.

> Try this marinade for Chicken and Steak too, it’s YUMMM

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Tangy and Spicy Prawns ready to be served.

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