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Spicy Sweet Spot Prawn Marinade

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Every summer I leave Seattle and go up to my family home in British Columbia. While we do a lot of fishing for salmon and foraging for oysters and clams, my favorite seafood we acquire are the spot prawns. We catch them in traps set down nearly 400 feet and they are the most delicious shellfish I have ever had. No de-veining necessary and perhaps, just perhaps, better than lobster. I separate our catch by size and freeze them in bags in the ocean water they came out of. When I want to have a taste of summer I use this marinade. Delish!"
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1 h 25 m servings 438
Original recipe yields 3 servings (2 dozen prawns)


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  1. Stir canola oil, mirin, pepper flakes, garlic, lemon zest, and salt together in a small bowl.
  2. Place prawns in a resealable plastic bag; pour in marinade. Press out excess air; seal the bag. Marinate prawns in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Thread prawns onto skewers; discard marinade.
  4. Grill prawns until opaque, about 3 minutes each side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Prawns can easily be cooked in a cast iron pan on medium heat if you're not grilling that day.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 438 calories; 34.2 7.2 23.1 164 642 Full nutrition

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This is a marvelous marinade that adds a little zip without overpowering the flavor of the shrimp. I substituted the mirin with white wine and a little sugar and it came out great. We loved it.

Very good! My family loves it!

Awesome marinade! I added Chile de árbol chiles to the marinade.