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Article: Lemon Myrtle Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa: A Summer Delight

Lemon Myrtle Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa: A Summer Delight

Lemon Myrtle Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa: A Summer Delight

Welcome to our blog, where we're passionate about sharing the wonders of Lemon Myrtle, an Australian gem in the culinary world. Today, we're excited to introduce you to a recipe that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Australian summer: Lemon Myrtle Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa. This dish is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a vibrant showcase of Lemon Myrtle's versatility.

Why Lemon Myrtle?

Lemon Myrtle, a native Australian botanical, is renowned for its citrusy aroma and subtle lemony flavor. It's a fantastic ingredient, versatile enough for use in both savory and sweet dishes. In this recipe, Lemon Myrtle takes the center stage, adding a unique twist to the classic grilled prawns.

The Recipe: Lemon Myrtle Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa

This dish combines the succulent flavors of grilled prawns with the freshness of mango salsa, all brought together with the aromatic Lemon Myrtle. It's perfect for a summer barbecue or a sophisticated dinner.


For the Prawns:

  • 500g large prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Myrtle powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Mango Salsa:

mango cut up on a plate on a wooden slatted table

  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red chili, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Marinate the Prawns: Combine olive oil, Lemon Myrtle powder, minced garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add the prawns, ensuring they are well coated. Marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

  2. Prepare the Mango Salsa: Mix the diced mango, red onion, red chili, lime juice, and coriander in another bowl. Season with salt.

  3. Grill the Prawns: Preheat your grill. Grill the prawns for 2-3 minutes on each side.

  4. Serve: Place the grilled prawns on a plate with the mango salsa.

  5. Garnish: Add extra lemon zest or Lemon Myrtle powder for a fragrant touch.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this dish with a chilled glass of Australian white wine, ideally something light and crisp to complement the Lemon Myrtle's citrus notes.

glass of white wine on table with girls arm in background


This Lemon Myrtle Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa recipe isn't just a meal; it's an experience. It encapsulates the essence of Australian summer, showcasing the versatility and unique flavor of Lemon Myrtle. Whether you're a food enthusiast or a culinary professional, this dish is sure to impress.

We hope you enjoy this delightful recipe and get inspired to incorporate Lemon Myrtle into your culinary creations. Remember, Lemon Myrtle isn't just an ingredient; it's an exploration of flavors waiting to be discovered.