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Giant Barbecue Cajun Shrimp

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Barbecue
  • Cuisine: Southern


Super easy giant prawns for the barbecue that go great with flavours from the American South.


  • 16 Raw, Shell On Giant Prawns (Shrimp)
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 2 tbsp Light Olive or Rapeseed Oil
  • 4 tbsp Cajun Spice Mix


  1. Blend together the lime juice, oil and spice blend and toss the prawns in the marinate until they are well coated.
  2. Stash in the fridge while the barbecue is being lit and brought up to temperature for cooking. Thread the tops and the bottoms of the prawns onto wooden skewers.
  3. I tend to put 3-4 prawns on each skewer, and soak the skewers ahead in some cold water to prevent them catching fire while cooking.
  4. Barbecue the prawns for a few minutes on each side until perfectly pink, and serve straight away with a finger bowl of warm water and lime and a dish to discard the prawn shells for each person.