Shrimp On the Barbie

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15:46 PM


Quite some time has passed since our last blog post. 687 days to be exact. What could the reason behind such utter negligence,be? Perhaps we embarked on a spontaneous worldwide trip with the intent of stimulating innovative thinking? Relaxing mud baths in New Zealand’s Rotorua…sightseeing Brazil and Argentina’s bewildering Iguazu Falls. Or could we have possibly gone on an adventurous crusade, right here in Australia? Creating memories we’d be deathly scared to tell our parents but jubilantly tell our grandkids-I mean thongs, surfing at Cactus Beach, waking up to Roo’s in Tenants Creek, shrimp on the barbie and camping in Roebuck Bay are all perfectly sufficient justifications for leaving our blog page………deserted.


Tragically,  in this particular instance none of the above applies. howbeit, for arguments sake with Christmas day having transpired only a few months ago I can assure you a lot of shrimps, were truly on the barbie.



following an enthusiastic response to our first blog it was unequivocally discerned that it is our due diligence to continuously provide you with fantastic content on date nights, babysitting hacks and all things last minute. Now I do believe we’ve missed the mark a little with our goal of posting twice weekly but, quality over quantity right?


justifiably, after such an ungentlemanly length of time the expectation is that this blog post would be the most thought provoking, captivating and insightful piece of work I’ve completed since enduring those monstrous caffeine induced exams.  


Phew, no pressure.


Channelling my inner Jane Austen, as I typed this splendid piece of art, a few ideas came to mind. would I write a 10 things to do in Melbourne piece, or perhaps finally conduct the highly requested it takes a village Segway?


What to write, what to write.


Already mentioning it twice and with the queen’s birthday approaching I only found it befitting to write about shrimp on the barbie. This much I owed my readers.

Now here’s where you pay close attention, as I’ll be unveiling my grandmas secret shrimp recipe.






White wine


Sea salt




Shrimp (peeled and deveined)


Chilli flakes




Fresh garlic (or crushed)  


Olive oil




Salt and pepper




1.       In a bowl whisk garlic, lemon juice, chilli flakes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Add the mixture to the shrimp, toss to coat and let marinade for one hour.

2.       Open the prawns in half and add the butter and half the parsley flakes in the centre. Heat barbeque to medium heat. Place the prawns on the bbq and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or till the colour changes and they are just cooked through.

3.       Sprinkle shrimp with  the rest of the parsley and garnish with fresh lemon.



 Bonne A petit!