A 25 minute, gluten free recipe that couldn’t be simpler to make. The prawns are flavoured with a teriyaki marinade, and they will blow your mind!
This recipe has an insanely easy cooking method. No fancy gimmicks, barely any cleaning up and knife skills aren’t even required! So this is the ultimate stress free recipe.
So here are all the ingredients we are binding together for out teriyaki marinade.
Now when it comes to marinading, the longer you marinate, the more flavour you’ll get. So once all of those prawns are mixed through the marinade, you can cover them and leave them in the fridge for several hours. Or overnight depending on how much time you have.
Or you can just move on with the recipe if you don’t have the time. Don’t worry the prawns will still taste amazing.
And although I absolutely love this teriyaki marinade, if there are marnades that you persoanlly prefer, feel free to use them. For example, you could use the marinade in this Chicken Tikka Skewer post of mine.
And after doing my research, I noticed that Thai marinades are very popular when it comes to flavouring prawns. So I thought I would share a link which gives a whole list of different Thai style marinades over on The Spruce Eats: Thai Marinades
A cheap trick for prawns
So if you don’t want to pay too much money on fresh, raw, peeled prawns. You could buy fresh prawns that are unpeeled and then de shell and de vein them yourself.
However, you could also buy a bag of frozen raw peeled prawns. And what I love about prawns is that they defrost very quickly. I like to leave them in a bowl of warm water for about 10-20 minutes until they are all defrosted.
Don’t leave them in the water for too long, as soon as they are defrosted, drain them, dry them off with kitchen paper and get cooking!
I baked these prawn skewers in the oven but there are other cooking methods. Perhaps you would prefer to pan fry the prawns, or maybe you want to grill these prawns for a BBQ.
Whether you’re pan frying or grilling, when it comes to cooking prawns on a pre-heated hot surface, the prawns only take about 2 minutes on each side. Remember though, don’t be shy with the heat.
Stop the wooden skewers from burning
So, this isn’t something you need to be too concerned about, especially with this recipe, considering that the prawns only take about 10 minutes to cook in the oven. However, in order to stop the wooden skewers from burning too much whilst cooking the prawns, you can leave the skewers in water for a few minutes before you start threading the prawns on.
Or you could just use metal skewers if you have them.
What to serve with these skewers
You can serve just about anything with these prawns, but here are a list of recipes that would work wonderfully with this recipe.
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Teriyaki Prawn Skewers
A simple prawn skewer dish flavoured with a teriyaki marinade. This recipe will take no longer than half an hour to make.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (360 degrees F).
Whisk the honey, lemon juice, cornflour, garlic powder, soy sauce, ginger and vegetable oil in a large bowl until well combined.
Add the prawns and make sure all of them are coated in that marinade.
If you are using wooden skewers instead of metal skewers, soak them in water for about a few minutes. This will prevent them from burning in the oven.
Thread 3 prawns on each skewer.
Line a baking tray with baking paper, transfer your prawn skewers on the tray, then bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
- You can marinate the prawns for several hours or overnight if you wish, depending on how much time you have.
- If you're interested in other marinades, you can check out my Chicken Tikka Masala recipe and use the marinade in that post for these prawns.
- And since Thai flavoured prawn skewers are popular, here is a link to a list of Thai marinades: The Spruce Eat - Thai Marinades
- If fresh prawns are a little too expensive for you, you can buy a bag of frozen raw prawns and then defrost them in warm water. As soon as the prawns are defrosted, drain them dry them on some kitchen paper.
- You can pan fry or grill the prawns on the skewers over high heat instead of baking them in the oven. They should take no longer than 2 minutes on each side (make sure the pan or griddle pan is nice and hot before cooking the prawns). Grilled prawn skewers can be great for BBQ's.
- To prevent wooden skewers from burning, place them in water for a few minutes before threading on the marinated prawns. Or just use metal skewers instead if you have them.
- This Vegetable Fried Rice, or this Soba Noodle Bowl Meal Prep Recipe would work wonderfully with these prawns.