Australia Day BBQ: Spicy Prawn Skewers

Prawns Main Dish

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Ingredients (9)

  • 2 large garlic cloves (finely choped)
  • 1 long red chilli (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice Salt and cracked black pepper
  • 750 g raw king prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact
  • Lime wedges(to serve)
  • Ready-made aioli or mayonnaise (to serve)
  • Salt flakes (to season)
  • Bamboo skewers


  1. Soak bamboo skewers for 30 minutes before threading prawns to prevent burning over the grill.
  2. Place olive oil, lime juice, garlic, black pepper and chilli in a large glass bowl and stir until well mixed.
  3. Add prawns and toss to marinate evenly.
  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat barbeque plate to high.
  6. Remove prawns from bowl and thread 3 onto each skewer.
  7. Grill prawn skewers for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.
  8. Serve with aioli or mayonnaise and lime wedges.