I have mentioned in previous posts that kids will to eat just about anything if you put it on a stick!
These lemony salt and pepper prawn skewers are no exception… H loved them and I loved that they were easy, effortless and ready in 15 minutes.
The prawns are sprinkled with a lemony salt and pepper mixture and cooked on the BBQ for a few minutes. You could add whatever herbs and spices you like. If serving as finger food the dressing is optional but does add an extra hit of lemony goodness. As a main serve alongside rice and roughly chopped mint.
Looking for more food on stick ideas? Try these… Fruit skewers with coconut, Beef Skewers with sticky asian marinade, Frozen banana on a stick!
Lemony Salt and Pepper Prawns
- 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
- Soak skewers in water for 10 minutes minimum. Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact. Thread onto the skewers.
- 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.
- Serve immediately drizzled with the lemon sesame dressing if using.
For the dressing:
- Combine all ingredients in a small jar and shake.
If you make my lemony salt and pepper skewers, be sure to take a picture and upload to Instagram with the hashtag #littlebigh so I can check out your creation. xx
Georgie | The Home Cook's Kitchen
oh my gosh, this would be perfect for summer barbeque! love love love shrimp/prawns and the marinade sounds absolutely delicious!
Thanks so much Georgie, summer and bbq’s are the perfect combo! xx
this looks amazing! love prawns for the summer time! can’t wait for warmer longer days!
mmm these look so perfect for a summer BBQ! Love the idea of putting them on a skewer, perfect for serving when everyone is running around outside!
I agree Jacklyn, they are the perfect finger food…
This looks yummy. I like that it’s easy for the kiddos to pick up and enjoy.
It’s a great one for the kiddos! Thanks for stopping by Chichi x
Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
The subtle flavours of the lemon and seasoning is delicious with the prawns, so tasty. A great food to serve at a party, and certainly something to have in mind as soon as the weather gets warmer and I get the barbeque fever.
Thanks Helen, barbie fever is in full swing here….
What a great idea to put them on a stick!!!! These prawns look amazing and I love the flavors!!
Thanks very much Felesha x
Edyta at Innocent Delight
Oh gosh, these skewers sound and look fantastic. I wish my picky eater eat prawns! Good for you. Mine would not touch it even on the skewer :)
Haha that’s no good… I usually find the skewer does the trick. xx
Bit too bland for my liking sorry
Thanks for the feedback Max, they are very mild tasting. I really enjoy the taste of the prawns so didn’t want to overpower that, you could add add chilli or other spices if you like a little kick.