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Simple Barbecued Prawns

Simple Barbecued Prawns

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 8 large prawns
  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • dash of chilli flakes
  • half tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

Dipping sauce

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp palm sugar
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red Thai chilli, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, white part, thinly sliced


  1. Clean the prawns, remove the head and wash off any gunk. Leave the shell and tail intact.
  2. Mix the marinade and coat the prawns thoroughly and leave to marinade for 20 minutes. Stir it a round a couple of times to ensure even marinating.
  3. Take a skewer and pierce a prawn from the tail right through to the top.
  4. Repeat with the other prawns.
  5. Barbecue for 2 minutes on each side. Alternatively, cook them under the grill. As the cooking time is so short, there is no need to baste.

Dipping Sauce

  1. Mix everything together and keep aside.
  2. Can be made a day earlier and kept, covered, in the fridge. Will last 2-3 days.


Prep time includes 20 minutes of marinating, during which time, put your feet up and have a drink!


  • Serving Size: 2