Garlic & Lemongrass Prawn Skewers

Name a more iconic appearance than Prawns on Christmas day 🦐 ..well.. they're certainly iconic on our Christmas table haha! 🎄 Prawns are incredibly versatile, and what I LOVE about this recipe.. is that the flavours in the marinade taste SO fresh!! And for an extra Aussie-bonus, using the barbeque to cook these are just perfect for an Australian Christmas if you ask me! But if you don't own one, they can be cooked in 2 other ways as well!

We're at our THIRD recipe for this Christmas series. These are easy to prepare, quick to cook, easy for guests to grab off a platter.. the full package, really! Here are my crowd-pleaser Garlic & Lemongrass Prawn Skewers! 🎄


Serves: 8 skewers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


500g raw prawns, peeled and deveined
¼ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 small red chilli
1 spring onion
Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
1 lime, juiced
½ small lemongrass, white only
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Bamboo skewers, soaked


1. To a blender, Add oil, garlic, chilli, spring onion, coriander, lime juice, lemongrass, salt and pepper. Add prawns into a large mixing bowl and place in the fridge to marinate for approx. 1 hour.
2. Remove prawns from fridge and thread onto skewers.
3. Heat barbecue, grill or fry pan over medium high heat and cook prawns for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
4. Serve with sweet chilli sauce and a squeeze of lime for a little extra jazz on your prawns!


 Leah Itsines with Christmas Garlic Prawn Skewers