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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


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