Asian Style Prawn Skewers
This delicious recipe comes from the amazing Karla from My LaLa Life. We have removed the marinating time to reduce the overall time required for this recipe. However, if time is on your side you can certainly marinate the prawns for several hours before cooking. This recipe will require you to soak your skewers overnight. This avoids them burning on the BBQ. If you are time poor you can soak them whilst preparing the marinade or use metal skewers. As a speedy alternative, you could eliminate the skewers and turn it into a stir-fried prawn dish. This would be amazing with rice as the marinade makes an awesome sauce, and there's lots of it!
Recipe Tester Feedback: "This is a lovely summery entertaining dish. It has a fresh light Asian flavour, without being too spicy for the kids. A big thumbs up!" - Kylie
Quick Dinner Option: Stir the prawns through our Spicy Tomato Pasta Sauce and serve with linguini.
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Total Preparation Time 25 minutes
Can be frozen
- skewers - 30 (approx. 2-3 prawns/skewer)
- prawns - 1kg large raw uncooked, peeled and deveined
- lime - 1, rind and juice
- spring onion - 1, roughly chopped
- chilli - 1 long red, roughly chopped
- fresh coriander - 1/3 cup, leaves, firmly packed
- garlic cloves - 2
- olive oil - 70g
- fish sauce - 20g
- fresh coriander - 1 tsp dried ground seeds
- olive oil - extra virgin, spray
- lime - wedges, to garnish
- fresh coriander - leaves, to garnish
- Submerge skewers (30) into water and leave overnight to soak. Once soaked, remove the skewers from the water and set aside ready to use.
- Place prawns (1kg) into a large bowl or container ready to be marinated. Set aside.
- Add lime rind (1), spring onion (1), chilli (1), coriander leaves (1/3 cup) and garlic cloves (2) into bowl. Speed 8 / 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Speed 8 / 10 seconds.
- Scrape down sides of the bowl again and add oil (70g), fish sauce (20g), lime juice (1) and ground coriander (1 tsp). Speed 3 / 5 seconds.
- Pour marinade on top of the prawns and toss until well combined.
- If time allows, cover and refrigerate marinated prawns for two hours or even overnight. To reduce time, we have skipped the marinating time with success.
- Thread prawns onto the skewers and in doing so remove, if any, chunky marinade ingredients (e.g. ungrated rind, unchopped coriander leaves).
- Preheat a barbecue hot plate over high heat and grease by spraying extra virgin olive oil.
- Add prawns and cook for 5 minutes or until crisp and cooked through.
- Once cooked, transfer prawns onto a platter and top with coriander and lime wedges to serve.