NZ Woman's Weekly

Sesame-glazed prawn yakitori

  • Meal Type

  • Total time

    15 minutes
  • Servings

  • Courses


Ready in 15 minutes, serves 4.

This is a classic combination that’s incredibly tasty.

  • 24 large prawns, peeled, deveined
  • 3 spring onions, cut into 2cm lengths
  • 8 x 12cm bamboo skewers
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 small red chilli, seeds removed, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

1. Thread 3 prawns and 2 pieces of spring onion onto each skewer.

2. Combine soy sauce, wine, honey, chilli and vinegar in a shallow dish. Put sesame seeds on a plate. Dip each prawn skewer into the soy mixture then coat with the seeds.

3. In a large frying pan, heat oil over a medium-high heat. Cook skewers until prawns are opaque, approximately 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

4. Transfer skewers to a plate. Pour the remaining soy mixture into the hot pan, and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 15 seconds. Pour sauce over the prawns to serve.

Cook’s tip: Serve with fresh lime halves for a little extra zing.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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