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Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa

Dive into a culinary adventure that epitomises the vibrant essence of Australian summers. This dish brings together the ocean’s bounty and the sweetness of seasonal fruits to create a harmonious blend of flavours. Ideal for those balmy evenings and festive gatherings, it’s a recipe that celebrates freshness and simplicity with a twist of elegance


For the Prawns:

  • 1 kg large Australian prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Mango Salsa:

  • 2 ripe mangoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli (optional), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Marinate the Prawns: In a large bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, and juice. Add prawns and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Let marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Prepare Mango Salsa: In a medium bowl, mix together diced mangoes, red onion, chilli (if using), coriander, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to let the flavours meld.
  3. Grill the Prawns: Heat your grill to medium-high. Place prawns on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn pink and are cooked through.
  4. Serve: Arrange the grilled prawns on a platter and spoon the mango salsa over the top or serve it on the side. Garnish with extra coriander leaves and lemon wedges.
  5. Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy the fresh, zesty flavours of summer!

Embrace the essence of the Australian summer with this delightful recipe! Fresh, juicy prawns meet the sweet and tangy flavours of mango salsa, creating a perfect balance for a light yet satisfying meal. Ideal for a sunny backyard gathering or a cosy beachside picnic!