Thursday, May 13, 2010

Summer Grilling with Weber's Portable Charcoal Grill - Skewer Grilled Prawns & Mushrooms

I fired up my grill for this Summer, started with grilling some Prawns/Shrimp and mushrooms.I have Weber's portable Charcoal Grill. I used charcoal briquettes and few dried coconut shells for heat, coconut shells enhanced smokey flavor. I marinated shrimp and mushrooms with salt, red chili power, turmeric and grilled them on Skewers. Enjoy following pictures captured while grilling...Happy Grilling!!

Ingredients & Grilling accessories :-
  • 1 Pound prawns cleaned and deveined. Keep tails on.
  • 15-20 white button mushrooms - make cross shape cut on top.
  • Sea Salt+ Chili power + turmeric for marination.
  • 2 coconut shells -( 4 half )
  • 15 - 20 charcoal Briquettes
  • Charcoal lighter fluid
  • Oil spray
  • Metal or Bamboo skewers
Grilling Method :-
  1. Set charcoal briquettes and coconut shell at the bottom of the grill - pour little charcoal lighter fluid and lit the fire. It will take around 10-15 minutes to get red fiery glow.
  2. Marinate Shrimp and Mushroom with salt,chili power and turmeric. Insert in skewers and grill for 10-12 minutes by turning sides few times. I used stones at the edge of grill and placed skewers on the stone , this created 2-3 inches of extra distance from the grill plate. Spray oil few times on skewers to ignite fire.
  3. Garnish with onions,cilantro, lemon and enjoy as appetizer.

Coconut Shells burning in Grill

Well lit Charcoal and Coconut Shells

Prawns & Mushrooms on skewers


Amrit said...

Looks very good.

Usha said...

Thanks A :)

Unknown said...

Looks beautiful, hey I too live in Cary, can u share ur mail I'd, will contact u

Usha said...

Hi Charulatha, Good to see you back, I remember that you live in Cary...I will send message to you also I will update my contact email on blog soon.

Thanks for stopping by..we will get in touch soon.