Our best friend and how to say “born with ladle in a hand” Adriano Accardo, Italian big cooking talent and simply nice guy, offer his best top-secret recipe how is to cook real great taste grilled queen prawns in salt.

Salt-Roasted Prawns

Quick to make and spectacular to serve that’s this entree. The shrimp are simply roasted in salt, which keeps them juicy.


Ingredient Checklist

  • 3 pounds coarse sea salt, pink salt, or rock salt (or a combination)
  • 4 red finger peppers, split lengthwise, plus thin slices for serving
  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated and smashed
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 3 pounds shell-on, head-on jumbo shrimp (about 10 per pound), preferably wild, deveined if desired
  • Melted unsalted butter or drawn butter, for serving


Instructions Checklist

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine salt, finger peppers, lemons, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, and peppercorns in a 3-quart baking dish. Roast until hot and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Spoon two-thirds of salt mixture into a heatproof bowl. Layer shrimp into baking dish, spooning salt mixture from bowl over shrimp in between layers, then sprinkling shrimp with remaining salt mixture.

Step 2

Roast until shrimp are firm to the touch and just opaque throughout, 13 to 17 minutes. Carefully remove a few lemon wedges; brush off excess salt and squeeze lemon juice into butter, then add pepper slices. Serve shrimp immediately, with butter on the side.

Good appetite!


Preparation : 15 mins

Total: 45 mins

Servings: 6

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