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Barbecued Prawn Kabobs with Green Kiwifruit


  • 1 lb (500g) king prawns
  • 1-1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • finely grated zest from of lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 Zespri® Green Kiwifruit, peeled and cut in chunks
  • hot couscous or rice to serve (optional)



  1. Peel the prawns, leaving the tails on. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sesame oil, lemon zest, herbs, soy sauce and seasonings. Add the prawns. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Pre-heat the grill or barbecue.
  3. Slice kiwis into halves and scoop out large chunks of fruit with a spoon. Fruit pieces need to be large enough to thread onto a skewer.
  4. Thread the prawns and kiwifruit onto skewers. Brush the Zespri® Kiwifruit with a little extra oil.
  5. Place the kebabs on the grill or barbecue and cook for 1-2 minutes each side, until the prawns are just cooked.
  6. Serve hot on a bed of couscous or rice.


Prep time: 20 minutes
Marinating time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 servings


Note: Toasted pine nuts, chopped parsley and diced chilies have been folded through the couscous in the photo.


Nutritional Analysis per Serving: 190 Calories (16% Calories from Fat), 24g Protein, 18g Carbohydrate, 3g Fiber, 3.5g Fat, 0g Sat. Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 115mg Sodium

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