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CheatMeats Grilled Chilli and Garlic Tiger Prawns.

Preparation: 15 mins.

Cooking: 5 mins

Serves: 4


  • 15 – 20 whole Australian tiger prawns*

*You can use other prawns based on what’s available, and what you’d like to spend. 


  • ½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 finely diced fresh red chilli
  • 3-4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp quality salt flakes
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper


You can watch CheatMeats prepare this recipe on Instagram here.

  1. Peel the tiger prawns by removing the heads with a gentle twist, then peeling off the legs and outer shell, leaving the tail intact.
  2. Carefully score the back of the tiger prawn and remove the digestive tract with a knife.
  3. Place prawns in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add Italian parsley, red chilli, minced garlic, the zest of 1 lemon, olive oil, salt and cracked pepper.
  5. Mix well, then cover and place in the fridge to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Preheat your gas barbecue to high.
  7. Place the prawns on the grill and allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Flip and allow to grill for a further 2-3 minutes until just firm.
  9. Remove and serve on a plate straight away.


CheatMeats’ top tips:

  • Support local WA producers where possible!
  • Fresh is best for grilling seafood!
  • Have the barbecue as hot as possible when grilling the tiger prawns.
  • Don’t overcook your prawns! 2-3 minutes on each side is all they need. They should have a slight plump firmness to them when gently squeezing with the tongs.

About CheatMeats

Perth locals Leon and Cory took their love of cooking to social media, where they began sharing recipes and tips for getting the best results on a BBQ. Today CheatMeats is a social media sensation with close to 2 million followers across Instagram and TikTok.