Lemon and ginger prawns

Lemon and ginger prawns

Lemon and ginger prawns

Lemon and ginger prawns

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

These skewered prawns with a hint of sesame, lemon, and fresh ginger are wonderful for entertaining. Try not to marinade for any longer than 2 hours before barbecuing.


  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1 dessertspoon sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh root ginger
  • handful fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.25kg fresh king prawns, peeled and deveined


  1. In a blender or food processor, process the olive oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper until smooth. Reserve a small amount for basting. Pour the remaining mixture into a dish, add prawns, and stir to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat barbecue for medium heat. Thread prawns onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.
  3. Lightly oil barbecue cooking grate. Barbecue prawns for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Baste with reserved sauce while cooking. Can also be prepared on an electric grill.
Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 14gCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 1gProtein 32g

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