Shrimp on the Barbie

Shrimp on the Barbie


If you like seafood on the grill, you’ll love this easy shrimp on the barbie recipe submitted by This recipe consists of 7 ingredients.


Shrimp on the Barbie

Colin from
Course Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine Australian, Barbecue


  • 12 giant prawns with heads and tails intact
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 c orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 T medium dry sherry
  • 1 t orange zest grated
  • 2 green onions tops and white
  • 1 t ginger root freshly grated


  • Soak a dozen long wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  • Push skewers through prawns, lengthwise, from head to tail with only 1 to a skewer.
  • Combine all ingredients in saucepan and cook over medium to low heat, stirring, until butter is completely melted.
  • Dip skewered prawns in the orange sauce and position on oiled grill rack about 4 inches above the coals.
  • Baste liberally with sauce and grill for 2 minutes.
  • Turn the prawn over and baste again, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  • Smaller prawn will be done at this point, but continue basting and turning larger prawn until they are pink and cooked through.
  • Remove from heat immediately when done, as they will get tough if overcooked.
  • Use any remaining sauce for a dip for the prawns.


Recipe submitted by Colin from
Keyword barbecue shrimp, shrimp on the barbie