Baked Prawns

This is a popular one pot dish served throughout Turkey. The recipe, comes from the book Ozlem’s Turkish Table by Ozlem Warren and has been adapted for cooking on the BBQ.
I’ve  only had the book a couple of months and have marked quite a few recipes to cook on the BBQ.  Ozlem kindly gave permission to reproduce this recipe. Below is the link to her book,

Baked Prawns

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Yield4 Servings
  • Cuisine
    • Mediterranean
  • Course
  • Cooking Method
    • Direct/InDirect


  • 225gms Raw King Prawns (shelled)
  • 225gms mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400gms tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 60ml water
  • 120gms grated chedder
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp turkish red pepper flakes (pul biber) or chilli flakes if you can't get them
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • Flat breads or sourdough to serve



Preheat the BBQ to 180°C and set up for indirect.


Heat the olive oil over the coals, and stir in the onion, peppers and mushrooms cook for about 4 to 5 mins until they begin to soften


Add the garlic, season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes cook for another 4-5 mins


Add the chopped tomatoes, bay leaves and water, combine well


Simmer for about 10 mins until the sauce starts to thicken


Stir in the prawns sprinkle with grated cheese, move to indirect heat, cover the pan or the bbq with a lid and bake for 10 mins until prawns are cooked and the cheese is nicely melted.


Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot with bread of your choice

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Ozlem Warrens book ‘Ozlems Turkish Table’ is available from all good bookshops.
OURMAND World Cookbook Awards WINNER and BEST IN THE WORLD, Heritage: Turkey. Foreword Indies Awards (USA, International) HONORABLE Mention for Cooking.

ISBN-10: 1912031949
ISBN-13: 978-1912031948