Smoky Chipotle BBQ Prawns

Smoky Chipotle BBQ Prawns


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About this recipe: A simple prawn dish that's packed full of flavour. Prawns are allowed to sit in a smoky chipotle chilli marinade, skewered and then barbecued to perfection. Serve with a side salad or with freshly cooked rice.

Sue Bee

Serves: 6 

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 900g raw medium prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 packet wooden skewers

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Mix together the garlic, chipotle chillies, lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, coriander, sea salt, black pepper, crushed chillies and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Stir in the prawns and mix well to thoroughly coat. Marinate for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
  3. Remove the prawns from the marinade and discard excess marinade. Thread about 5 prawns per skewer and grill on the preheated barbecue until the prawns turn pink and opaque in the centre, about 2 minutes per side.


Tinned chipotle chillies in adobo sauce can be found in Hispanic speciality shops or online.

Alternative cooking methods

You can also cook these prawn skewers under the grill.

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