Tasty BBQ Prawns

These BBQ prawns are so delicious – the smoked paprika marinade makes them really moreish. Make sure your BBQ is nice and hot before you start grilling so you get a beautiful char on the prawns.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Marinade Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch, Snacks and Sides
Servings 4
Calories 199 kcal
Diabetic, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly



  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce GF if required
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey melted
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • 2 dozen large raw prawns shelled
  • 8 bamboo skewers soaked in water

To serve

  • natural unsweetened yoghurt ½ cup
  • 1 handful coriander/cilantro chopped


  • Mix all marinade ingredients together and combine with prawns. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight if you have the time.
  • When ready to cook, Preheat BBQ to medium high heat. Lift prawns out of marinade (reserving any leftover marinade) and thread 3 prawns (or 6 smaller prawns) on to each bamboo skewer.
  • Season prawns with salt and cook on BBQ until just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes, turning once.
  • Heat remaining marinade in a small pot on the stove top, or in the microwave. Then mix with yoghurt and coriander.
  • Serve prawn skewers with yoghurt sauce to dip. Alternatively remove prawns from skewers and toss with mango, avocado, cherry tomatoes and the yoghurt sauce.


BBQ prawns a great entree served on skewers and dipped into the tangy yoghurt sauce, or you can even BBQ the prawns then toss through a salad of mango, avocado and cherry tomatoes with the yoghurt sauce as a dressing and a jacket potato or bread on the side to make a balanced, decent sized meal.
If using smaller prawns, double the quantity to four dozen. Use a hot pan on the stove top if you don’t have a BBQ.