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Sesame Prawn Skewers recipe

These sesame prawn skewers are flavoured with sesame oil and garlic and threaded onto skewers. Just add a simple salad and a glass of wine for a delicious meal.



  • 600g peeled green prawns
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 8-12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Cucumber salad

  • 1 large Lebanese cucumber, sliced into ribbons
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • coriander to garnish (optional)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


Toss prawns in sesame oil and garlic.

Cover and place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

Remove prawns from the fridge and thread onto skewers.

Arrange cucumber salad on plates.

Heat grill pan or barbecue grill to medium and add skewers. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side and squeeze over lemon juice.  Serve with simple cucumber salad.


  • Make sure you buy green prawns (uncooked) and not cooked prawns, otherwise they will over cook and not taste as good.
  • Soaking the bamboo skewers makes sure they don't burn on the grill. You can also use metal skewers.
  • Use any salad ingredients you have, I like cucumber and carrot but if you prefer other vegetables then go right ahead.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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