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Sweet and Spicy Prawn Skewers

These sweet and spicy prawn skewers are marinated, sautéed, and simmered to perfection in a homemade honey and sriracha sauce! A great starter or side-dish to your meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: prawn, seafood
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 153kcal


  • 250 g prawns peeled and deveined, with tails on
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 stalk lemongrass sliced (lower white part only)
  • 1 tsp sriracha (+ more to taste as desired)
  • tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (e.g., sunflower oil)


  • Peel and devein the prawns, leaving tails on.
  • Place garlic, lemongrass, fish sauce, honey, sriracha and lime juice in a small kitchen blender or food processor and mix until combined and smooth. Add more sriracha or honey, if you would like a spicier or sweeter marinade.
  • Place marinade into a bowl, add prawns and using a spatula, mix well to coat prawns evenly with marinade. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet until sizzling, then, on a medium-high heat, carefully add the marinated prawns one by one using kitchen tongs (without the marinade). Reserve remaining marinade.
  • Sauté prawns on medium high heat for around 30 seconds on each side until slightly browned and cooked through (larger prawns may need more cooking time). Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb extra oil.
  • Once all prawns are cooked, pour remaining marinade into the skillet, reduce the heat to medium-low, and transfer the cooked prawns back to the skilled with the marinade. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, and remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool, then thread into skewers. Top with chopped parsley as desired.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg