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My Prawn Skewers Recipe 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. Recipe Prawn Skewers

The following guide comes from my first cookbook: The minute cook tastes faster.

I am happy if you try this, write me if you have questions.

Prawn Skewers

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 167
Total Time 20 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 5 Min.

Simple guide to prepare shrimp skewers.

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Prawn Skewers Recipe Image © 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)


Raw and unpeeled prawns
Raw prawns still in their shells are an attractive main feature of our food.

Prepare shrimp

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 prawn
prawn shell close-up

Prawns cleaning

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!

Cut into broccoli
For even cooking, cut the broccoli florets cross-shaped on the stalk.

Prepare vegetables

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.

Prepare the carrots
Cut carrots on a kitchen board.

Stick skewers

Be sure to rinse vegetables in cold water or place in ice water to preserve their beautiful color.

Then drain the vegetables on a piece of kitchen paper and dry them.

Put the prepared ingredients on the skewers.

You can now chill the skewers again and only finish preparing when your guests are there.

Marinades image
You can experiment with the marinades or consult the recipe below. If you have any questions, please use the comment function!

Prepare marinade

Now decide on a marinade:

Meditarran with olive oil and thyme or Asian with peanut oil and cilantro.

When guests come, I prefer to use parsley because not everyone likes cilantro (bug weed).

Mix the ingredients for the marinade and coat the shrimp skewers before frying.

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Prawn Skewers Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Prepare the shrimp skewers on the grill, in a pan or in the oven final.

Serve with side dishes or salad and with cold sauces.

Enjoy your meal!


2. Nutritional Values

3. Tips for Preparing Prawn Skewers

For raw or already blanched or glazed sea creatures there are different ways of preparation, these I explain to you below.

3.1 With Raw Shrimps or Prawns

Get yourself some big, big, raw shrimp.

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.

Raw prawns
remove the intestines from raw prawns
raw peeled prawns
The raw, peeled prawns on a board.

3.2 With Cooked Shrimps or Prawns

The pink shrimp, already blanched, just thaw and get ready.

Do not fry these shrimp, they will be like rubber in consistency.

Grilled peppers
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.

3.3 Prepare Vegetables for Skewers

Next, in a pot of salted water blanch vegetables. Suitable are, for example.

–> Small broccoli florets
–> Small cauliflower florets
–> Carrot slices
–> Mushrooms. I took Mu Err mushrooms, please soak them only in water and then use them directly.

Boiled cauliflower
Boiled cauliflower on the colander.

4. Marinate and Fry 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!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

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.

Fresh coriander leaves
Marinades image
Marinade fresh made

5. Side Dishes for Prawn Skewers

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.

Tomato Rice Recipe Image
Tomato Rice Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

6. Matching Ideas for your Kitchen

Sauces and Dips to Match Prawn Skewers

Grill sauces for prawns
Make your own mayonnaise

Side dishes for Prawn and Shrimp skewers

mushroom risotto
asparagus risotto

Top Prawn Recipes

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

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