Sesame Barbecue Prawns


  • 12 bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes)
  • 1kg green medium-large king prawns or (12 prawns skewers ready to go, available at Mackay Fish Market)
  • 65ml olive oil
  • 65ml red wine
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • ½ tsp. cracked black peppercorns
  • 125g toasted sesame seeds


Peel and devein prawns, leaving tails intact, if not using ready to go skewers.

Combine oil, wine, shallots, lemon rind and pepper.

Mix well.

Thread the prawns onto bamboo skewers (approximately 3 per skewer if not using ready to go skewers).

Place the skewers in a shallow dish and pour marinade over.

Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.

Roll the prawns in the toasted sesame seeds, pressing them on well.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before cooking.

Brush with marinade during cooking.

Serves 6.

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