Sumac & Garlic King Prawns – My Little Persian Meygu

Persian King Prawn Recipe

I was a really fussy eater growing up. I would refuse to eat meat & made my dad pick all the bits of meat out of any khoresht I was having. I wouldn’t go near fish and hated all manner of dairy.

I wish sometimes that I was a fussy eater now!

The truth is that with the exception of butter, salmon and cheese I eat everything! And generally a lot of everything. Which does nothing for my waistline! But here is the thing, I love food! Shellfish in particular is a favourite of mine especially langoustine or Giant Atlantic King Prawns!

I can’t actually remember when I first started eating shellfish or why. Neither my parents or siblings eat shellfish so I can only assume I developed the taste for it as an adult.

Whatever it was, I love it! There is not much, in my opinion, that beats a plateful of grilled Giant Atlantic King Prawns that have been marinated in garlic, lemon, chilli & sumac, served with chunks of crispy white bread and a garlic yoghurt dip! I am getting hungry typing and my mouth is starting to water!

These little gifts from the sea could not be easier or more delicious! Try them and let me know what you think.

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Sumac & Garlic Meygu


1kg of Giant Atlantic Prawns

2 tsp sumac

5 cloves of garlic

1 lemon

1/2 red chilli – deseeded and sliced


Marinate overnight with all ingredients

Get the Gas BBQ nice and hot! Cook them for around 3 minutes.

Serve with chunks or french bread and aioli!

Nooshe jaan!



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