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Simple Grilled Prawns with Yuzu Dressing

Simple Grilled Prawns with Yuzu Dressing

Looking for a crowd pleaser? These prawns are cooked to perfection, then dressed with a tangy yuzu dressing and voilà! Enjoy this quick-to-prepare and delicious party appetizer.  Don’t eat it by yourself, this is a fantastic dish that will wow your guests, for sure. 
By Josephine Chan

Grilled prawns in yuzu dressing

Yuzu is a citrus fruit, grown in China.  It’s a commonly used ingredient in Japanese cuisine – the juice, due to its tartness (sourness), smack-in-the-mouth twang is used as flavouring agent while it’s aromatic zest for garnish.  It’s somewhat close to what a lemon does.  While the fruit is not sold in Melbourne, I found the next best thing – yuzu juice from selected Japanese specialist stores and paid about $8 for a 100ml bottle, but the flavour profile is priceless.

I love the flavour of this dish – absolutely perfect for a party.  It has a good balance between the sourness of the yuzu juice and the sweetness crunch of fresh prawns.  The sesame seeds add wonderful texture and fragrance.  So, if you need a quick pick-me-up for your guests, this is just perfect.  

This recipe is adapted from Good Food.

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Simple Grilled Prawns with Yuzu Dressing

  • Author: Josephine Chan
  • Yield: 2 1x


Grilled to perfection and dressed with tangy yuzu dressing. This crowd-pleaser dish is a perfect dish to start your party. So, be prepared to wow your guests.


  • 6 large prawns, de-shell and de-vein
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • store-bought Shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-flavour chilli pepper)


  • 1 tbsp yuzu juice
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 4 tbsp grape seed oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp japanese mayonnaise


  1. Heat up a pan. Mix all the ingredients of the dressing in a bowl.
  2. Brush the prawns with the dressing and place them on the pan or grill for 2-3 mins each side until cooked through.
  3. Once it’s cooked, arrange them on a plate and spoon over the remaining dressing. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and if you like a little spiciness, sprinkle with some Shichimi togarashi.
  • Category: Appetiser
  • Cuisine: Japanese


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