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Prawns With Pesto Butter


This delicious pesto flavoured butter is perfect on BBQ seafood!

Prep time:15 mins

Cook time:4 mins

Serves: 4


  • 100g butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Leggo’s Pesto – Traditional Basil
  • 12 large whole green prawns, in their shell and heads intact
  • Oil spray, for cooking
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


Step 1

Combine butter and Leggo’s Pesto in a small bowl.

Step 2

Using a small sharp knife and cutting from back of the head to the tail, make a deep slit down through the back of a prawn, leaving tail intact. Discard vein. Repeat with remaining prawns.

Step 3

Lightly brush a preheated BBQ grill plate with oil and press prawns “legs” side down. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until shells are lightly browned and prawns have changed colour. Turn over pressing lightly to open out shell. Continue to cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Spread cut side of each prawn with pesto flavoured butter and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Tasty Tip!

Use Leggo’s Pesto – Sundried Tomato for something a little different in flavour.

Prawns With Pesto Butter
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