caesar salad with grilled prawns

Caesar Salad with Grilled Prawns | Byron Bay Chilli Co.

reeling in the years

This Caesar salad with grilled prawns from Byron Bay Chilli Co. is perfect for kicking back with a beer near a beautiful coastline. Or just dreaming of that while you eat it by the grill in your backyard.

Caesar Salad with Grilled Prawns Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 cups sourdough bread cubes (15-20mm cubes)
  • 18 large prawns, shelled and deveined 1 head cos lettuce
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese


Finely sliced red cayenne chillis

Caesar Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 anchovy fillets, coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons BBCC Red Cayenne Chilli Sauce (to suit your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup olive oil


  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat and add the garlic. Saute 1 minute and then discard the garlic.
  2. Increase heat to high and add the bread cubes, turning frequently until browned evenly on all sides and crisp. Drain them on a paper towel.
  3. Marinate the prawns in ¾ cup of the Cayenne Caesar dressing (recipe below) for one hour. Lift the prawns from the marinade and cook them on a hot grill on both sides until pink. Cool them slightly.
  4. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce leaves, dressing, and croutons. Arrange the prawns on top and sprinkle with additional grated parmesan cheese and red chillis if desired.

Caesar Salad Dressing

  1. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the oils until well blended.
  2. Remove the feed tube and gradually pour in the vegetable oil and the olive oil in a steady stream.
  3. Once the dressing has thickened, store it in a closed container in the refrigerator.
caesar salad with grilled prawns
To make it extra hot, a few drops of Heavenly Habanero Chilli Sauce will do the job.