Coconut King Prawns

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a starter (makes about 10 skewers)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

  • About

This is such a pretty dish, with the pink of the prawns in contrast to the white of the coconut. Make it with fresh grated coconut if you have the time, otherwise desiccated is fine. you can enjoy this as a simple yet exotic starter or make it more of a main meal by serving with rice and a salsa. You will need 10 wooden skewers.


  • 300 g (10½ oz) peeled raw king prawns, tails left on
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1


  1. Put the prawns in a shallow non-reactive dish and mix with the lime zest and juice and the chilli. Cover and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Meanwhile, soak the wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes, to help prevent them from burning, and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Heat the grill to its highest setting. Spread the coconut on