Quick and easy prawn skewers

These bad boys are stupidly easy. I made them last week after the gym and the thing that took longest was waiting for the prawns to marinade, which took all of 20 minutes. You could marinade them in advance or cook them and serve them cold when you want to eat them. In addition they can be cooked on anything; I used my George Foreman grill but you could use a griddle, put them under a grill, use a frying pan or even barbecue them (if you’re British it will probably be a case of barbecuing in the rain!) They are wonderful served with salady things or you could serve with whatever you fancy really.

To make these you will need:

Raw king prawns (I cooked 9 for just me but I was pretty hungry so you could scale up accordingly)

Lemon juice – I used half a lemon

A Teaspoon of soy sauce

A tablespoon of chilli sauce (I used Sriracha)

Chilli and garlic flakes (not going to lie, I’d forgotten I’d added these until I saw the pictures)

Skewers (I used bamboo skewers)

A tupperware container


Butterfly the prawns (slice them down their back so they cook evenly). Add all the ingredients (not the skewers) to the tupperware container. Put the lid on the tupperware container.

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Give the tupperware container a vigorous shake and leave for 20 minutes.

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Thread the prawns onto the skewers.

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If you thread them through twice they won;t fly off the skewer at any time

Cook the prawns until their flesh goes pink and opaque. Keep an eye on the prawns as this doesn’t take long.

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As a side, this post reminds me of the time I was eating some seafood tapas in a restaurant with friends. I made a prawn (cooked in its shell) wave at my friend and dance across the table. He went a bit green and it transpired that he wasn’t a great lover of seafood. So my warning is, do not try this trick with your fish hating friends. Its not quite as funny for them as it it for you!


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