Chef's Toolbox Cooking is Fun

Chef's Toolbox Cooking is Fun

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Bengal Spiced Prawns on the BBQ

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Serves: 10 as part of a finger food menu

The Chefs' Tools
como advanced 22cm Frypan, Ct Fusion Knife, Measuring Set, BBQ Tool, BBQ Sheet

The Ingredients
1 tablespoon Bengal 5 Spice (see Chef's Tips)
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 clove garlic, finely chopped and crushed to a paste
1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
1 tablespoon fresh coriander, washed, picked and chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
20 prawns, peeled, de-veined and tails intact (or 500g chicken breast fillet, sliced)
lime wedges to serve
20 satay sticks, soaked in water for 10 minutes

The Fun
Heat 22cm Frypan over medium heat for 2 minutes and dry-roast the spice mix for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.Crush spice mix in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.

Combine sour cream, lime juice, Bengal 5 Spice, garlic, chilli, coriander and salt in a bowl.

Add prawns or chicken and mix gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Heat BBQ or hot plate and spray lightly with cooking oil spray.

Cook prawns or chicken on BBQ for 5 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Tip
Bengal 5 Spice is a Screaming Seeds Spice Co. spice mix with an Indian flavour. It can be purchased online at