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Grilled Prawns with Miso Butter Recipe: United Fisheries

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Serves 4


What you need:

500g Sea Cuisine Raw Prawn Cutlets (defrosted)
2 Tbs Butter (melted)
3 tsp Miso paste
1 Tbs Mirin
2 Tbs Japanese sake (optional)
1 tsp Fresh ginger (grated)
Garnish: toasted sesame seeds, spring onion, chilli flakes

What to do:

In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, miso, mirin, sake and ginger, mixing well. Add in the prawns and marinate for 10 minutes.
Trim and portion the spring onion into 50mm batons, these can be grilled at the same time with the prawns.

Cooking Options:

FLAT PLATE BBQ GRILL: Heat your grill on medium high heat. Grill the prawns on each side for approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes or until cooked through.

COOKING ON STOVE: Heat your grill pan over a medium high heat. Add the prawns and grill each side for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until cooked through.

COOKING IN GRILL OVEN: Turn your oven to grill and move the rack to just below heating element. Using a suitable grill or baking tray add the prawns. Grill for 1 to 1.5 minutes each side or until cooked through.

NOTE: Grill the spring onion at the same time with the prawns.

Divide the grilled prawns into four separate bowls or present on a platter. Finish by garnishing with toasted sesame seeds, grilled spring onion batons, chilli flakes.


Locally owned & sustainable: United Fisheries

United Fisheries has established itself as a leading family-owned Christchurch business, providing quality seafood to the local market and across the globe.



Founded by Kypros Kotzikas in 1974, it has grown from modest beginnings to become one of the top 10 seafood companies in New Zealand. Nowadays, Kypros’ four sons, and a grandson, are all involved in taking this business to the next level across its wide scope of fishing, marine farming, production, and marketing ventures. They also own several established mussel farms, as well as having contracts with other farms, which provide a secure supply of Greenshell™ Mussels and Pacific Oysters.

National Sales Manager Jason Sare says the company is 100-percent New Zealand-owned and operated and proud to be a sustainable fishery. While all United Fisheries’ products are available in stores across the country, the place in Christchurch to get access to a wide range of seafood products, alongside friendly service, is the dispatch area at their Parkhouse Road address.

Behind the counter, you’ll find Brownie Kirkwood, who has been with the company for 35 years. He and the team offer top-quality advice and expertise. The freezers are stocked with a variety of fish options, prawns, scallops, mussels, dumplings, and much, much more. Nothing goes to waste at United, as they also sell liquid fish fertilisers and pharmaceuticals.

The shop is open Monday to Fridays, 7:30am-4:30pm, and from 9am-12pm on a Saturday.

The United Fisheries team is excited to take the next step in their proud history this month, opening The Little Fish Co. in the Riverside Markets in late September.