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#GoFaster Friday Recipe

Lime Chilli Prawn Skewers with Chilli Mayo


Check out Go Faster Food Ambassador Lucy Bryan's latest video blog below, in which she cooks up these delicious prawn skewers with her great friend and training partner, GB long jumper and Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist, Jazmin Sawyers, It's so refreshing to see young girls having a real giggle together whilst cooking and tucking into great food. Of course they need to take their nutrition seriously, but it doesn't stop them appreciating a tasty meal!


An excellent source of protein, this recipe is also rich in B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, copper, magnesium and zinc to help muscle recovery and growth and to give the immune system a boost. We like it with couscous and the fresh coriander salsa on page 130 of Go Faster Food for Kids. Fast food at its best!









  1. If you are using bamboo skewers, soak them in a bowl of water for 30 minutes or so before using them, so they don't burn when you cook the prawns.

  2. Place the prawns in a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Set aside for 10 minutes to let the flavours infuse.

  3. Meanwhile mix together the mayonnaise with the sweet chilli sauce in a small bowl.

  4. Thread the prawns onto the skewers. Keep the marinade for basting.

  5. Heat the griddle, grilll or barbecue so that it is really hot and cook the prawns for 3-4 minutes, turning and basting with the marinade until the prawns are pink and just cooked through. Take care not to overcook, as the prawns will turn rubbery!

  6. Serve with couscous or warmed pitta, plenty of salad, the mayo and/or a GFF for K salsa.


Prep time 5 mins  | Marinate 10-15 mins | Cook 4 mins

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Ingredients to serve 4


4 metal or bamboo skewers


For the kebabs

16 raw tiger or king prawns, shelled

juice and zest of 2 limes

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp light soy sauce


For the chilli mayo

4 tsbp mayonnaise

1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce


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Nutrition per serving

Energy (kcal) 333     

Carbohydrate (g) 9.5 (of which sugars (g) 8.5)

Protein (g) 8.5

Fat (g) 29 (of which saturates (g) 4.5)

Salt (g) 2.5               

Fibre (g) 1.5



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