• Course


  • Category


  • Cooking technique

    Indirect cooking

  • Level


  • Prep time

    20 minutes

  • Cook time

    40 minutes

  • Total

    60 minutes

  • Amount

    4 - 6 persons

Spicy king prawns

Have you ever cooked king prawns in your Big Green Egg? There is a lot more you can do with this shellfish besides just grilling it. In this recipe, which is also included in Modus Operandi, you first make a spicy oil using the heads and shells of the prawns, which have loads of flavour, then you fry the prawns in the oil. Nothing gets wasted this way. Onion, garlic and tomatoes are among the other ingredients in this delicious recipe, which is specially designed for your kamado! Serve it for sharing or as a starter.


King prawns

  • 24 king prawns (16/20)
  • 400 ml olive oil
  • ½ tbsp Japanese 7-spice powder (nanami togarashi)
  • 2 onions
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp crispy chilli flakes in oil
  • 150 g yellow mini tomatoes
  • 150 g red mini tomatoes

In advance

  1. Ignite the charcoal in the Big Green Egg and heat, with the convEGGtor and the Stainless Steel Grid, to a temperature of 190 °C.
  2. Meanwhile, shell and devein the king prawns but leave the tails on; save the heads and shells for later. Mix the king prawns with 1 tablespoon olive oil and the Japanese 7-spice powder then set aside to marinate. Peel the onions and the garlic. Cut the onions into thin segments and slice the garlic. Cut the spring onions into thin rings.


  1. Place the Cast Iron Skillet on the grid. Close the lid of the EGG and preheat the skillet for about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the skillet. Add the heads and shells of the king prawns, close the lid of the EGG and cook for a few minutes. Mix in the tomato puree and half of the garlic. Pour the remainder of the olive oil into the pan and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the contents of the skillet through a sieve, capturing the olive oil; pour the oil back into the skillet. Wait until the oil is hot again, then add the onion and the remaining garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent. Close the lid of the EGG after each action.
  4. Add the king prawns to the skillet and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  5. To finish, stir in the chilli flakes, tomatoes and spring onion, simmer briefly, then remove the skillet from the EGG and serve.

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