Miso prawn skewers recipe

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Not only do our miso prawn skewers look impressive, they taste divine and take under 10 minutes to cook!

Miso prawn skewers
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time8 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories27 Kcal1%
Fat2 g3%
Saturated Fat0.3 g2%
Carbohydrates0.5 g0%

Not only do our miso prawn skewers look impressive, they taste divine and take under 10 minutes to cook!

These miso prawn skewers can be served as part of your Christmas or New Year canapés but they are delicious at any time of year. When using bamboo skewers, soak them in warm water for at least 30 mins before threading the marinated prawns on.

This prevents them from catching under the hot grill or on your barbecue. If using metal skewers this is not a problem. Miso paste has a distinctive savoury flavour, which is incredibly moreish. It’s a traditional Japanese ingredient made from fermented soybeans.

There are lots of varieties of miso paste but the white one is the lightest in flavour. It's a brilliant place to start if you’ve never tried it before. For more miso inspiration try our delicious miso houmous, miso aubergine or for something sweet, try these brown butter cookies with white chocolate and miso.


  • 3tbsp white miso paste
  • 12 tiger or 24 medium sized prawns, peeled but tails left in tact
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • lime wedges, to serve

you will need:

  • 12 skewers, metal or bamboo




  1. Mix the prawns with the lemon juice and miso paste and refrigerate for 30 mins to marinate.
  2. Remove, skewer each prawn and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and grill for 3-4 mins a side until charred and cooking through. Serve with lime wedges.  
Top Tip for making Miso prawn skewers

We’ve left these prawns with heads on, because it’s a little more impressive on a platter and we just love eating them. If you’d rather, you can cut the heads off when peeling off the legs and skin.

Jules Mercer
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