Barbecued prawn skewers

    1 hour 30 min

    King prawns are marinated in a sweet and spicy marinade before being barbecued to perfection. Serve these Caribbean-inspired kebabs with a side salad or on a bed of rice.

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    Makes: 12 skewers

    • 75ml lime juice
    • 5 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
    • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 900g raw king prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 12 wooden skewers

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Stir together the lime juice, honey, soy sauce and oil in a large bowl. Season with jerk seasoning, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Add the prawns and toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for one hour to marinate. Place wooden skewers to soak in warm water.
    2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat.
    3. Remove skewers from the water, pat dry and spray with cooking oil spray. Skewer the prawns. Barbecue the prawns on both sides until pink and opaque, about 5 minutes per side.

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    You can also cook the prawn skewers under the grill.

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    Reviews in English (36)


    I made this for my boyfriend to accompany his steak, and he liked the shrimp a lot better than the steak itself (and he still really liked the steak). I only made 1 skewer, so I scaled back on the marinade mixture a lot. Instead of jerk seasoning, I used Cajun seasoning because I had some on hand. I also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I didn't eat them because I'm a vegetarian, but I have to admit they smelled great!  -  22 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was pretty good. I made it according to the recipe but scaled back a bit on the spicy stuff. It took longer than five minutes on each side on the grill. Made it with Roasted Vegetables on this site (AWESOME)and margaritas. Thanks.  -  02 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were very good. We had them for our Good Friday dinner and I bought large wild pink shrimp at Wegmans that were very easy to peel (they were pre-deveined) and I marinated them for several hours. I put them on bamboo skewers that I had soaked for several hours in water. My husband grilled them until they were done and I served them with pineapple coleslaw. The only thing missing was some sort of light sauce. They were flavorful but I missed having a sauce to dip the shrimp into. I will certainly make again!  -  24 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)