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Watermelon Salsa and Charred Chilli Prawns

Watermelon Salsa and Charred Chilli Prawns

October 18, 2018

This easy recipe turns a juicy seasonal watermelon into a tasty salsa and pairs it with fresh chilli barbecued prawns. It takes just 45 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to cook.


¼ finely chopped seedless watermelon

2tbsp finely shredded mint

1kg peeled, deveined large green prawns with tails intact

1 long seeded, finely chopped red chilli

2tsp grated fresh ginger

100g crumbled soft fetta

Mint sprigs and lime zest for serving


  1. Place chilli, ginger and prawns in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes for flavours to develop.
  2. Gently mix together the shredded mint, watermelon and fetta in a bowl.
  3. Heat chargrill or barbecue on medium-high and cook prawns for 3 minutes occasionally turning until they start to curl and change colour.
  4. Place prawns on a serving platter and top with watermelon salsa. Garnish with mint sprigs and lime zest

Serves 6

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