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I love prawns. They cook quickly in so many ways to make a great appetizer, snack, or meal. So, when She Who Must Be Obeyed said she wanted prawn appetizers when I was making some chicken wings in the smoker, I was happy to oblige.

I took 10 deveined and shelled prawns and put them in a marinade of:

  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) soy
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) lime juice
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) Sriracha
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

I let them marinade in the fridge for 1 to 3 hours.

My Traeger Timberline smoker was already preheated to 425 F (218 C) for the chicken wings so I skewered 5 prawns each onto two bamboo skewers and put the prawns in the smoker. I cooked them for 4 minutes then brushed them with the marinade. I turned them and cooked for 3 minutes more.

You could also do these in a 425 F (218 C) oven for the same times or on a hot barbecue for 2-3 minutes a side.

The Verdict

I love these. Easy and so tasty. Add to that, She Who Must Be Obeyed was pleased and all was well with the world.

The Old Fat Guy

Soy Lime Prawns

Old Fat Guy
An easy appetizer for your smoker, grill, or oven.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2


  • 10 prawns deveined, shelled
  • 50 ml soy sauce ¼ cup
  • 5 ml lime juice 1 tsp
  • 1 ml Sriracha ¼ tsp
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • Mix all ingredients except prawns.
  • Toss prawns in mixture and marinade for 1 to 3 hours
  • Put in a preheated smoker or oven at 425 F (218 C) for 4 minutes.
  • Turn and brush with marinade and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Can also be cooked on a hot barbecue grill for 2-3 minutes a side.
Keyword Prawns

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