Prawn Skewers easy and tasty to prepare

prawn skewers with vegetable ideal partyfood and fingerfood for your dinner party


My recipe Shrimp Skewers I show you in this post. Shrimp skewers are a great finger food for your next invitation.

Magic wonderful colorful skewers on the table and the plate and delight your loved ones with a great dish.

In the article you will find a link to matching dips and cold sauces as well as ideas for side dishes. Good luck! 

1. Prepare Prawns Skewers

Get yourself some big, big, raw shrimp. If you only get the pink, already blanched shrimps, it’s no big deal. Raw, grey shrimps are better, they stay juicier and have a great taste. Defrost the raw shrimps, take them out of the shell and take out the intestines at the top. Then fry the prawns very quickly in a pan over high heat for two minutes on both sides. Remove from pan and allow to cool.  Just thaw the pink, already blanched shrimps and make them ready. Next blanch the vegetables in a pot with salted water: Suitable are for example small broccoli florets, carrot slices and mushrooms. I took Mu Err mushrooms, soak them only in water and then use them directly.

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To fry the prawns you need high heat, always preheat the pan well. Coated pan or iron pan, that remains a matter of philosophy and equipment in the own kitchen.

2. Marinate Prawn Skewers

Before marinating the shrimp skewers, place the wooden skewers in cold water for 10 minutes. Then the skewers will not burn if you prepare the prawns later in the pan, in the oven or on the grill. Place the prepared ingredients on the skewers (see photo) and then place them on a plate. You can now chill the shrimp skewers again and finish them for dinner. For the Mariande, mix olive oil or vegetable oil with thyme (Mediterranean) or coriander (Asian), chilli and finely chopped garlic, salt, pepper and sugar and spread on the skewers. The exact quantities of the ingredients are shown on the bottom of the recipe page. Marinate the shrimp skewers just before frying, grilling or heating.

You can put shrimps on wooden skewers, on metal skewers, on lemon grass or on rosemary twigs. The last two variants flavor the dish wonderfully!

3. Fry Prawn skewers

The prepared shrimp skewers can now, well prepared and marinated, either fry them briefly in a pan, or place them on the grill, or heat them up in the preheated oven at 230°C in the hot air stage. This only takes about 8 minutes and your side dishes should be ready by then.

4. Prawn Skewers Side Dishes

The shrimp skewers go wonderfully with a colourful leaf salad, a risotto, Basmati rice or you serve a rice salad with it. Here you can decide spontaneously whether you want to match the skewers more Mediterranean or Asian to the side dishes. Serve a good soy sauce with the Asian variant of the yarn skewers.

5. Recipe

The following recipe comes from my first cookbook: The minute cook tastes faster. I am happy if you try the recipe, write me if you have questions about the comment function.

prawn skewers with vegetable ideal partyfood and fingerfood for your dinner party
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Prawn Skewers
Recipe for shrimp or prawn skewers from cook professional Thomas Sixt with many tips to prepare yourself. Shrimp skewers from the pan, prepared in the oven or grill in summer. Idael for your guest buffet or in combination with a great side dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Asian Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Prawn Skewers
  • 12 pieces prawns raw grey in colour or blanched pink
  • 1 piece Brokkoli a small broccoli head is sufficient
  • 1 piece carrot You can also use dark carrots
  • 30 g Mu Err Mushrooms or mushrooms / oyster mushrooms
  • 6 pieces wooden skewers or metal skewers
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil Asian variants: Peanut oil or sesame oil
  • 1/2 piece garlic finely sliced
  • 1 pinch Chili or dried
  • 3 pinches salt i prefer to use Ursalz or himalaya salt
  • 2 pinches pepper I use black pepper for this dish
  • 2 pinches sugar brown raw cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. thyme or coriander or parsley
Decoration and serving on plates
  • any Mixed leaf salad
  • 1 pieces lemon or lime
  • Defrost the shrimps/prawns. I always put the prawns in cold water. If you use wooden skewers, put them in cold water. Place a pot with water to blanch the vegetables on the stove and bring to the boil.
  • Peel the raw, grey prawns and remove the intestine, dry the prawns and sauté briefly on both sides in a very hot pan at high heat for 2 minutes. Have the prawns ready. Blanched prawns can be recognized by their pink colour, which you don't need to fry. I prefer to use the raw prawns, then the skewers get better!
  • Prepare the vegetables, remove small broccoli florets from the broccoli head and cut the stalk slightly. So the broccoli cookes evenly! Depending on their size, cut the carrots into slices or halve them lengthwise. I always blanch the vegetables separately, because the cooking time is different. It is essential to cool vegetables cold or put them in ice water so that they retain their beautiful colour. Drain the vegetables on a kitchen crepe and drain.
  • Put the prepared ingredients on the skewers, you can now chill the skewers again and only finish preparing them when your guests are there.
  • Now decide on a marinade: Meditarran with olive oil and thyme or Asian with peanut oil and coriander. When guests come, I prefer to use parsley, because coriander is not everyone's favorite. Mix the ingredients for the marinade and brush the shrimp skewers before frying.
  • Prepare the shrimp/prawn skewers on the grill, in the pan or in the oven and serve with side dishes or salad and cold sauces. Bon appetit!

6. Calories Prawn Skewers - Nutrition Informations

Nutrition Facts
Prawn Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 591mg26%
Potassium 458mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7. Further Interesting Contributions to Prawn Skewers

7.1 Sauces and Dips to Match Prawn Skewers

Grill sauces for prawns
Make your own mayonnaise

7.2 Side dishes for Prawn and Shrimp skewers

mushroom risotto
asparagus risotto

7.4 Top Prawn Recipes

Salad with prawns
Italian bread salad with prawns
Pumpkin soup with prawns
Spaghetti with prawns


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