Dietitian's Pick: Prawn Skewers with Coconut Satay Dipping Sauce

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Serves: 4 (2 skewers per serve) Time to make: 35 mins


  • 16 large bamboo skewers, soaked in water

  • 16 large green prawns, peeled, tails intact

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives, plus extra, to garnish

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Coconut satay dipping sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 3 tablespoons no-added-salt crunchy peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 2 teaspoons kecap manis

  • 1/2 cup light coconut cream


Step 1

Combine prawns, garlic, chives and oil in a large bowl. Season and mix well. Thread the prawns lengthways along the soaked skewers, tail end first.

Step 2

Preheat a barbecue hotplate or chargrill pan and spray with olive oil. Cook the prawns over medium-high heat for 2–3 minutes each side, or until golden and just cooked through.

Step 3

Meanwhile, make the coconut sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small pan. Stir over low heat until warmed through and mixture is smooth. Add 2–3 tablespoons of water to thin the sauce, if necessary.

Step 4

Transfer prawns to serving platter. Garnish with extra chives and serve with the coconut satay dipping sauce.

Nutritional Information (per serve)

Kilojoules 742kJ

Calories 178cal

Protein 11.1g

Total fat 13.7g

Saturated fat 4.4g

Carbohydrates 1.8g

Sugars 1.3g

Dietary fibre 1.8g

Sodium 291mg

Calcium 70mg

Iron 0.8mg


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