Lemony salty prawns on a slick - serve at your next BBQ and they will be a huge hit

Lemony Salt and Pepper Prawns

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/2 kg green king prawns, or as many as you like
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly cracked, or to taste
  • 1 lemon, zest only

For the lemon sesame dressing:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  1. Soak skewers in water for 10 minutes minimum.  Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact.  Thread onto the skewers.

  2. Combine the salt, pepper and lemon zest in a small bowl and sprinkle over the prawns.  Brush a BBQ or grill plate with olive oil and cook the prawns over hight heat until cooked through.  A few minutes each side is perfect. 

  3. Serve immediately drizzled with the lemon sesame dressing if using.

For the dressing:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small jar and shake. 

Recipe Notes

If serving as a main course serve alongside rice and roughly chopped mint. As a starter simple enjoy as is, with or without the dressing.