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Citrusy Ale Alaska Spot Prawns

Citrusy Ale Alaska Spot Prawns
Alaska spot prawns get a boost from this earthy and acidic marinade.
  • Prep Time: 15 min, not including marinating time
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Yield: 4 oz spot prawns per serving


  • 2 pounds large Alaska Spot Prawns
  • 1/2 cup IPA beer
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced grapefruit zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1-inch chive pieces
  • Citrus Relish

  • 1 large ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Step 1 Marinate prawns

    Peel the shrimp leaving the tail on. 

    In a bowl whisk together ale, mustard, garlic, grapefruit juice, vegetable oil, grapefruit zest, and chili. Pour over shrimp. Cover and refrigerate. Marinate for a minimum of 12 hours or up to 1 day.

    Skewer each prawn on a small wooden cocktail fork, curling into a circle. Place in a pan and refrigerate.

  2. Step 2 Make relish

    Supreme the grapefruit and orange, catching juices in a bowl. Coarsely chop supremes and add to bowl. Mix in lemon juice, olive oil, shallot, chives, and salt.

  3. Step 3 Grill prawns and serve

    Preheat grill to medium-high. Oil grill and season prawns to taste with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Cook prawns for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until cooked through. To serve, top each prawn with some of the relish. Garnish with chives.