Skewered bbq prawns with rum sauce

Skewered bbq prawns with rum sauce


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About this recipe: A very flavourful marinade and basting sauce for summertime barbecuing that works really well with fish. If using wooden skewers, soak in lime juice or white wine for some extra flavour.


Makes: 4 

  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 20 raw peeled king prawns
  • 4 long wooden skewers

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat barbecue for medium heat, and lightly oil the grill grate.
  2. Mix together the honey, lime juice, rum, orange zest, orange juice, fresh ginger, coriander , salt, pepper and cornflour until smooth and thoroughly. Pour half into a smaller bowl for basting, pour the other half over the prawns.
  3. Thread 5 prawns onto each skewer, and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Discard the marinade.
  4. Barbecue the prawns until pink and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Baste with rum sauce as they cook.

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