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Butterfly Chili Lime Prawn Spedini with Raspberry Dipping Sauce

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"A fun citrus and spice twist on a beautifully butterflied prawn."
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4 h 40 m servings 195
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Stir together the lime juice, chili oil, and sea salt in a mixing bowl until the salt dissolves. Cut the shrimp through the back vein nearly through to the other side, leaving the two sides attached. Toss the shrimp in the marinade, cover, and refrigerate 4 hours. Soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Make the raspberry dipping sauce by bringing the raspberry vinegar, sugar, and raspberries to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the raspberries have lost their form and turned into a sauce. Scrape the raspberry mixture into a fine mesh strainer, and allow any excess liquid to drip away. Discard the liquid, and place the pulp into a small bowl. Stir in the minced jalapeno peppers to complete the dipping sauce.
  3. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  4. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, and thread one onto each soaked skewer. Wiggle the skewer through the shrimp so that the tails are pointing upwards. These should look like lollipops. Place the skewers onto a broiler pan.
  5. Cook in the preheated oven until the shrimp start to look pink and a little toasty, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Serve with the raspberry dipping sauce.


  • Cook's Note
  • You can use peeled and deveined, uncooked shrimp for this recipe or thawed, peeled and deveined, cooked shrimp. Whatever is easier for you! If you use the pre-cooked shrimp, you only need to keep it in the broiler for half the time.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 195 calories; 5.8 13.2 23.4 213 599 Full nutrition

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This was a huge hit. 8 people devoured over 1lb of prawns in a matter of minutes. They raved about the dipping sauce too. The marinated has a lot of lime juice. This tends to cook the prawns l...

Her ideas are wonderful. I am a big fan, you should see if any investor are interested in opening up a nice restaurant in NYC.... I will keep an eye out for CHEF "R". please keep the recipes com...

I only marinated mine for 15 minutes so as not to become tough because after that the cooking process will begin in the marinade before it even makes it to the oven. The shrimp picked up all the...

I made this for my husband tonight and he really enjoyed it. The next time I make this recipe I think that I will use maybe half a jalapeño instead of the whole thing because it ended up being a...