Grilled Prawns with Lemon, Chili & Oregano


On Sunday, my husband and I attended The Paleo Way with Pete Evans, Nora Gedgaudas, Luke Hines and Wes Carr, and it was such an informative and rewarding experience. So it is only fitting that I bring you a recipe from Pete Evans' fantastic new cookbook, Healthy Every Day. The recipe that I chose is Pete's Grilled Prawns with Chili and Oregano, however I amended it slightly to include a bit more lemon.

Having recently completed my Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (which is a holistic nutrition course), it was refreshing to hear that the content covered in The Paleo Way, largely reinforced what I had studied and researched during my course. Even better was hearing it covered by Nora Gedgaudas, who is an internationally renowned speaker, author and expert on all things Paleo. I will be discussing more on The Paleo Way in future blog posts, as I really want to share this information with everyone, and encourage participation in the broader Paleo discussion, as what you can hear in the media can be misleading.

So, getting back to this amazing meal, Grilled Prawns with Lemon, Chili & Oregano. It's a delicious, light, lovely meal. For anyone who avoids seafood due to the price (something I have been guilty of before), keep in mind that the prawns in this dish were fresh, locally grown, and cost under $7. I served ours with a simple salad of tomato, cucumber, avocado and lettuce. It would also go well with my Quinoa Salad (which is also inspired by Pete Evans cookbook).

Grilled Prawns with Lemon, Chili & Oregano

Serves 2


  • 10 raw king prawns, heads removed and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • Juice and zest (grated) of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon dried or chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (add more if you like)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon, halves to serve


  1. Add the coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, oregano, parsley, garlic, chili, sea salt and pepper to a small bowl and mix well.
  2. To prepare the prawns, slice them lengthways, keeping the shells and tails intact, making sure that you do not slice through the shells.
  3. Brush the mixture over the prawns.
  4. Add the prawns, shells side down to a bbq or grill pan on high heat, cooking for 3 minutes. Then turn over and cook for approximately 30 seconds.
  5. Serve with the lemon wedges and your favourite salad.

What is your favourite seafood dish? I will be bringing you more seafood dishes in the coming weeks and would love to find out what your favourites are.


Ness xo


Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two gorgeous and extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.


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