BBQ Prawn Skewers

Prawn Skewers

Placing prawns on skewers makes them much easier to handle on the BBQ, rather than dealing with lots of the little things all over the place, all cooking at different rates.

These prawns are marinaded in a simple Asian-influenced marinade. Make double the amount and use one batch as a dressing on a side salad.

Of course, this basic recipe can easily be used for similar seafood or even used with chicken.

BBQ Prawn Skewers Recipe

Prawn Skewers
Placing prawns on skewers to grill makes them much easier to handle on the BBQ, rather than dealing with lots of the little things all over the place.
Preparation 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Ready in 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 inch ginger finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shoaxing rice wine or white wine
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 dozen prawns shelled and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • 12 bamboo skewers soaked
  • grill


  • In a bowl or bag, add the garlic, ginger, lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, shoaxing rice wine, and brown sugar. Mix well, then rest for flavors to combine while preparing the prawns.
  • Run over the prawns removing any shells or similar that are remaining. If necessary, quickly rinse under fresh water to remove any impurities. Pat dry with paper towels, then add to the bag of marinade.
  • Marinate in a cooler for 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Place 4 prawns per skewer, keeping them as flat as possible so they have equal contact with the grill surface when cooking.
  • Preheat a grill to a medium hot temperature, then rub coconut oil on to stop any sticking.
  • Cook the prawn skewers so they become opaque (they lose their transparency and become white). Turn once only.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 614kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 131gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1050mgSodium: 861mgPotassium: 1740mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 422mgIron: 3mg

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