Grilled Tiger Prawns With Zucchini and Pineapples

By 5/19/2016 , , ,

So I had left over prawns from the seafood okra soup I had made earlier in the day and I wanted a quick, delicious and healthy dinner. I thought to make do with that and whatever else I could find in the house and this recipe was born!

I have a fruit bowl that I always stock with fresh fruits every time I go out to the markets; trust Nigerian markets with fresh and organic produce, I always buy some. It is my believe that fruit bowls are a must in every home; you can never have too much fruits anyway, so put a fruit bowl where it will be visible and easy to reach for the whole family, that way you can pack on the recommended 5 portions of fruits and vegetables in a day without even noticing it; Trust me this helps keep the doctors away!

So I reached into the bowl and picked up zucchini and a pineapple. I know that these two tastes awesome on the grill. Especially when all the released juices mix together to form a reduction that I pour all over the prawns! These three are a match made in mariellasmenu!

Now zucchini according to is a delicious vegetable which serves as an amazing source of manganese, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium and copper. It is also a great source of dietary fibres which aids digestion and helps people on a diet lose weight. This means that zucchini is not only delicious when eaten raw, baked or grilled, there are outstanding health benefits that you stand to gain from eating it, I guess it’s time then to stock your fruit bowls with this power vegetable!

Let’s grill!

1) Tiger prawns 300g
2) Zucchini 30g
3) 1 slice pineapple ( with the peel on)
4) Ginger and garlic paste 2g ( click here to learn to make this paste)
5) Dried ground chillies 1g
6) Seasoning 1g
7) Pinch of salt
8) Olive oil ( to grease the pan)


1) Wash the Tiger prawns, take out the head and cut slightly in two. This will also help you de-vein the prawns easily. Leave the shell on

2) Add in the ginger and garlic paste, seasoning, dried chilies and salt. Mix these together and set aside for 5 minutes

3) Grease your grill pan and put it on low heat on the burner and set the prawns on it and allow to grill for two minutes

Cooks tip: Seafood does not cook for too long so it is best to put the burner on low or medium heat, this helps the food grill evenly

4) When the first side has cooked for two minutes, turn the prawns to the other side on the grill and at the same time add in the washed and sliced zucchini. Allow to cook for two minutes.

5) Turn the zucchini to the other side and add in the pineapples, you can take the prawns out at this point or clear to a corner of the pan that is not directly under the burner, allow the pineapple two minutes before turning to the other side and give another two minutes and your dinner is ready!!!

Cooks tip: The aroma wafting through the kitchen right now is just amazing! At this point all juices from the prawns, pineapple and zucchini and olive oil would have settled on the grill, forming a reduction. Set your food on a platter and pour this all over.

What are you having for dinner tonight? drop your comments below and let us know!

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