Friday Food Club: BBQ Prawns with herbie rice salad


Friday Food Club: BBQ Prawns with herbie rice salad


Now that we’re nearing the summer, and we may not be able to head overseas on holiday this year, we’re all hoping the weather takes a turn for the better and we can finally unleash the barbeque. 

There’s no better way to spend time with friends and family on a summer’s day than getting together for drinks and some good food cooked over the grill. 

In this week’s Friday Food Club, the team at Ludo’s Primal Wellness has come up with a recipe that works perfectly at a barbeque – our barbeque grilled prawns with herbie rice salad. 

Because we can’t guarantee the weather (it’s Britain, after all), we’ve cooked this recipe in the kitchen and can assure you it works just as well using the grill on your cooker. But if you get the chance, why not cook it al fresco? We hope you enjoy. 

Cooking time

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

From pantry to plate: 15 minutes



  • 500g peeled raw prawns large
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground coriander
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄2 lime cut in wedges


Herb Rice Salad

  • 3 cups (480g) pre-cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime juice & zest
  • 1⁄2 bunch of fresh coriander (80g bunch) roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 bunch of fresh mint (80g bunch) leaves picked & roughly chopped

Step by step guide

  • Preheat the grill pan over medium heat.
  • Add prawns to a large bowl and toss with oil, spices and salt and pepper to coat and set aside.
  • Prepare herb salad by tossing all ingredients together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add prawns to a hot pan in a single layer and cook, without turning for about 3-4 minutes. Turn and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Divide prawns and salad between plates and serve with a slice of lime.

3 health benefits of this dish

  • Prawns are packed full of protein, and are a much healthier source of protein than fattier meats like beef or pork. 
  • Brown rice releases both sugar and carbohydrates slowly, helping energise you throughout the day, and contains high levels of magnesium, which can help make you less vulnerable to heart disease and stroke.
  • Olive oil is a key ingredient in the mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest in the world, and contains oleic acid, which has been known to reduce inflammation and even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.

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