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Chilli and Lime Prawn Skewers


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 45m

These juicy, flavourful skewers are delicious and equally simple to pull together.


  • 11⁄2 tbsp olive oil
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1⁄2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 48 prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp chives, finely chopped


Step 1

Soak 12 bamboo skewers or disposable wooden chopsticks in cold water for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Combine the oil, lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, fresh chilli, chives, ginger and garlic in a large bowl.

Step 3

Add the prawns, toss to coat in mixture, then cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat a chargrill pan or braai on medium-high heat.

Step 5

Place the chilli flakes, caster sugar, lime zest and 1 tablespoon sea salt in a small food processor and whiz to combine, or grind together in a mortar and pestle to form a coarse powder.

Step 6

Thread 4 prawns onto each skewer and grill for 2 minutes each side or until just cooked.

Step 7

Sprinkle with chilli lime salt and serve over rice and salad with lime halves to squeeze.

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