Recipe: Prepare Guinea Bissau Grilled Prawns in 12 Steps

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Grilled prawns are a delicacy people around the world enjoy. Also, grilled prawns are one of the top recipes of Guinea Bissau, a country in West Africa. Guinea Bissau depends on agriculture as a main source of income. In addition, the country also exports fish, nuts, and cashews

Guinea-Bissau’s official language is Portuguese, which is spoken by 11% of the population. Approximately 44% of Guinea-Bissau’s population speaks Creole. Moreover, the lexicon is mostly Portuguese, so it is also called Kiriol or Crioulo.

Grilled prawns of Guinea Bissau are influenced by Portuguese culture. 

Below is the step-by-step guide on how to make grilled prawns in 10 minutes.

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How to Prepare Grilled Prawns

Recipe: Prepare Guinea Bissau Grilled Prawns in 12 Steps
Fresh prawns. Image source: Freepik. licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tbsp of salt
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 4 cubes of butter
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 ½ kilos of Prawns
  • A handful of parsley
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp of cayenne pepper
  • ½  tbsp of powdered pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your BBQ grill and rub some olive oil with a pastry brush
  2. Wash and pat dry the shrimp with a kitchen towel
  3. Transfer to a bowl and add the cayenne, powdered garlic, salt, paprika, and powdered pepper. 
  4. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix thoroughly
  5. Place the prawns on the BBQ and grill for 2 minutes. Then, turn the prawns to the other side and grill for another 2 minutes
  6. And, turn the prawns to turn to the other side until it’s cooked. The total cooking time should be about 8 minutes.
  7. Transfer the grilled prawns to a plate.
  8. Melt the butter in a skillet and add salt and minced garlic to make the sauce.
  9. Stir the sauce and squeeze the lemon into the sauce. Barbecue the lemon peels and set aside
  10. Take it from the fire and drizzle the mixture on the grilled prawns
  11. Sprinkle a handful of fresh parsley and add the barbequed lemon peels beside the grilled prawns
  12. Serve with your favorite side dish

Tips for Grilling Prawns

  1. Use any grill oven but make sure you preheat it.
  2. Turn the prawns to the other side as soon as they turn pink on the outside.
  3. When every part is pink, it’s cooked.
  4. Use fresh prawns. If you want to grill it frozen, let it thaw first.

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Guinea Bissau Grilles Prawns

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Recipe: Prepare Guinea Bissau Grilled Prawns in 12 StepsSedi Djentuh
Grilled prawns are a delicacy people around the world enjoy. It’s also one of the top recipes of Guinea Bissau, a country in West Africa.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 5
Calories 339 kcal

Equipment

Grill Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tbsp of salt
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 4 cubes of butter
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 ½ kilos of Prawns
  • A handful of parsley
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • ½ tbsp of cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp of powdered pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your BBQ grill and rub some olive oil with a pastry brush
  • Wash and pat dry the shrimp with a kitchen towel
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the cayenne, powdered garlic, salt, paprika, and powdered pepper.
  • Add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix thoroughly
  • Place the prawns on the BBQ and grill for 2 minutes. Turn the prawns to the other side and grill for another 2 minutes
  • Continue to turn to the other side until it’s cooked. The total cooking time should be about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer the grilled prawns to a plate.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet and add salt and minced garlic to make the sauce.
  • Stir the sauce and squeeze the lemon into the sauce. Barbecue the lemon peels and set aside
  • Take it from the fire and drizzle the mixture on the grilled prawns
  • Sprinkle a handful of fresh parsley and add the barbequed lemon peels beside the grilled prawns
  • Serve with your favorite side dish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 26gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 355mgSodium: 575mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 920IUVitamin C: 26.1mgCalcium: 199mg
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Sedi Djentuh
Sedi Djentuh
Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.

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