Prawn And Chorizo Skewers are quick and easy to make! With succulent juicy prawns and spicy chorizo sausage it is a winning combination. Make them for a weekend lunch, light dinner or family gathering. They offer a flavor packed taste and texture loaded dish that will tick a lot of boxes. These chorizo and prawn skewers come together in around 10 minutes and have a super fast cook time.
🤍 Recipe Highlights
I have summarised everything that you will come to know and love (LOVE ❤) about the recipe in the points below:
- Simple ingredients: you will be able to grab everything you need to make this prawn and chorizo skewers recipe from your local grocery store. They are easy to get your hands on ingredients that are available all year round.
- Fast recipe: blink twice and you will miss the start to finish process of this recipe. It is a quick to prepare, fast cooking dish. This makes it perfect for busy week nights when you know you won't have a ton of time to cook something more time consuming.
- Aromatic flavors: whilst the ingredients are simple and easy to find, the taste of the prawn skewers does not disappoint. From the use of fresh herbs through to the chilli and garlic, this fragrant recipe sings of seafood cooked to mouth watering perfection.
- Cost effective: this is a budget friendly recipe that won't break the bank. Making take out like foods at home is a budget friendly way to keep the cost down but still enjoy a flavorful dish like this that you would like to order in or sit by the beach and eat.
- Alternative protein: it is easy to turn to recipes like chicken, beef, lamb, pork or tofu throughout the week and handy to even more diversity in there. Prawns offer another great way to keep things never boring or 'same, same' each night 😉👍.
The photo below is to show you everything you need to make the prawn chorizo skewers recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card for specific ingredient measurements as well as detailed instructions.
As you can see the recipe calls for:
- Salt and pepper: we use salt and a little bit of black pepper for seasoning in the recipe.
- White wine vinegar: fresh and bright. The white wine vinegar is used to flavour the sauce that we coat the prawns in.
- Chilli: a little of this goes a long way! Hence we only need a small amount of chilli in the recipe.
- Worcestershire sauce: this is a fantastic sauce that brings a little oomph to recipes.
- Garlic: garlic and prawns is a match made in heaven. A delicate pairing that works to help each ingredient shine on its own.
- Parsley: this is a beautiful fresh herb that elevates the freshness factor in the recipe. We use kitchen scissors to chop it.
- Olive oil: the olive oil helps to form the marinade or sauce that we cover the prawns in before we thread them onto the skewers.
- Chorizo: this is a sausage that is made from pork and known for being a little bit spicy. It is excellent to use in pasta, pizza, paella and risottos.
- Prawns: also known as shrimp in some parts of the world. We want to use fresh seafood that we peel and devein ourselves. Doing so truly gives the best flavor and tasty results.
Tasty Tip: I like to provide you with a number of substitutions and variations giving you an array of options when making my recipes. If in doubt of any of the above ingredients, or wanting alternatives, read this section (further below) before jumping into the instructions on how to make the recipe which are coming next 😉👌.
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We start by chopping the parsley and soaking the skewers.
- Chop the parsley (Photo 1)
- Soak the skewers (Photo 2)
- Slice the chorizo (Photo 3)
- Gather the marinade ingredients (Photo 4)
👩🍳 How to Make Prawn And Chorizo Skewers
To make the prawn and chorizo skewers we start by finely chopping the parsley and then soaking the skewers in water.
Next we use a knife and chopping board to slice the chorizo sausage.
Once done, we gather the marinade ingredients and use a mini whisk to stir and combine.
- Stir to combine (Photo 5)
- Peel and devein the prawns (Photo 6)
- Add to small bowl (Photo 7)
- Marinate with the sauce (Photo 8)
Next, we want to prepare the prawns. To do so, use a cutting board and start by twisting the heads off. Then remove the tails and peel the shell and legs from the body.
Once done use a small knife and slice along the back of the prawns and remove the digest tract. Repeat this process until all of the prawns are ready and when they are add them to a small bowl then pour the sauce over the top and gently stir to cover them.
- Thread the skewers (Photo 9)
- Repeat till they are all threaded (Photo 10)
- Cook (Photo 11)
- Coat with extra sauce (Photo 12)
Next, we want to drain the water from the skewers that have been soaking and begin to thread them starting with a slice of chorizo.
Then thread a marinated prawn onto the skewer and repeat alternating the chorizo and prawns until each of the ingredients are used up.
Once they are, we are ready to cook the skewers. To do so, place a large non stick frying pan on the stove top, turn the heat to high and place 4 skewers into the pan. Cook these for 2-3 minutes on the 1st side, then flip them to the other side and also cook this side for 2-3 minutes.
During this time you can also use a basting brush to coat the prawns in more sauce as you see me doing in the photo above 😉👍.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
Or you might be thinking of these as an appetizer rather than a main in which case, some fresh parsley and lemon wedges is a great serving idea as it is effortless and makes for an appealing plate of skewers.
If you would like a sauce to serve with the skewers a couple of good options are the Sweet Chilli Mayo, Garlic Yogurt Sauce or the Horseradish Yogurt Sauce. Or if you would like even more options, you can find plenty of homemade sauces in the one spot offering variety through taste, texture and ingredient combinations (the Lemon Yogurt Sauce or Lime Yogurt Sauce might be more up your alley for example).
If you would like rice on the side the Basmati Fried Rice will pair nicely 😉👍.
For a wine pairing try a chilled rose or for white wine a pinot gris. For red wine, the skewers will taste delicious with a smooth red such as a pinot noir.
👍 How to Guide
How to Store
Store leftover skewers in a sealed, airtight container in the fridge. They can be kept for 2-3 days and need to be reheated before being consumed.
How to Freeze
Both the prawns and chorizo can be purchased and frozen until a time comes when you are ready to make the recipe. In which case you can thaw them and use as is.
I don't however, recommend freezing leftovers of the prawn and chorizo skewers. This is because they are best tasting when they are freshly cooked and consumed. Frozen prawns tend to have a little rubbery-ness about them which takes away the essence of this delightful fresh seafood 😁👌.
How to Reheat
You can add the skewers back to a pan on the stove top and heat them until both sides are warmed through. Or you can remove the prawns and chorizo from the skewers and add to a bowl and then microwave on high in 1 minute increments until warmed through.
😉 Substitutions and Variations
Here are my sub ins and outs that you might be thinking about as you read the post and I will tell you if I think they will work or why they won't:
- For the garlic you can use 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced garlic or chopped garlic. Often it is more convenient to use jarred garlic and the version you see in the ingredients photo is store bought 'chopped garlic'.
- If you want to omit the Worcestershire sauce you can.
- You keep the tails on the prawns for visual effect if you wish too.
- If you would like even more variety on the skewers some whole cherry tomatoes or sliced cubes of haloumi are good choices.
- I am using banana prawns. You can also use king prawns or tiger prawns.
💡 Tasty Tips
Here are my top tips and tricks that I want to share with you so that you master the recipe from the get go:
- We don't need to use oil if we are using a non stick pan. This is because of both the pan type and that there is oil in the marinade that will help to cook the prawns.
- You can also use a grill or barbecue to cook the skewers if you wish too.
- The chorizo is best threaded 'flat' not vertically. This is because we want the hot pan to sear the sausage meat so that it cooks in the same time that the prawns do. If you thread it horizontally or upright, this won't happen.
- Try and make sure that each piece ie prawn and chorizo are touching the hot pan surface so that each skewer will cook evenly across the length of them.
- This recipe is not an exact science 😂. So when it comes to the end of the ingredients, use them up even if the pattern of threading changes ie if you have more prawns left than sliced chorizo pieces.
- If you love prawns you might like to also try the Prawn And Chorizo Risotto, Prawn Chow Mein, Mexican Prawns, Prawn Tagliatelle or the Prawn Pizza.
- Or if you love skewered meat recipes try the Air Fryer Chicken Skewers, Oven Chicken Kabobs or the Air Fryer Beef Kabobs 😁👌.
🤓 Frequently Asked Questions
How do you skewer whole prawns?
To skewer whole prawns, start by holding the prawn in a c shape and piercing the base of the c onto the skewer and then pierce the top of the c also. The prawns will easily stay on the skewers as they are being held to the skewers in these 2 places.
How long to cook prawns skewers?
The prawn skewers will cook very quickly. They only need 2-3 minutes per side and they will be cooked.
What colour are prawns when not cooked?
Prawns will have a clear or translucent flesh colour when they are not cooked. When they are cooked they will be a bright white and orange colour.
😍 More Easy Dinner Recipes
I like to offer you a wide variety of dinner recipes so that you have plenty of options to turn to when being asked 'What's for dinner?', numerous times throughout the day 😂. Here are some ideas you might like to try:
- Scallop Risotto
- Thai Minced Pork
- Tiger Prawns
- Black Olive Pizza
- Garlic Chicken Parmesan Pasta
- Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza
- Chicken Pesto Linguine
- Mince Pasta Bake
- Baked Ziti With Meatballs
- Spinach and Feta Pizza
Prawn And Chorizo Skewers
Marinade (For the prawns)
- ½ cup parsley stems discarded, finely chopped using kitchen scissors. Note 1
- ⅓ cup/80 ml olive oil Note 2
- 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar Note 3
- 2 tsbp Worcestershire sauce Note 4
- 1 tablespoon garlic chunky chopped or 2-3 fresh cloves, Note 5
- 1 teaspoon chilli Note 6
- ¼ teaspoon salt Note 7
- ½ teaspoon pepper
Prawns And Chorizo
- 2 chorizo sausage sliced into thin pieces, Note 8
- 500 grams/1 pound prawns Note 9
- Parsley: trim the stems from the parsley (discard) and then use a glass and kitchen scissors to finely chop.
- Skewers: add the skewers to a large baking dish and pour in enough water to cover. Then let them soak as you take the other recipe steps.
- Marinade: gather the marinade ingredients and then add the olive oil, white wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, chilli, salt and pepper to the chopped parsley and use a mini whisk to stir and combine.
- Chorizo: use a knife and cutting board to slice the chorizo into thin pieces.
- Thread: drain the water from the skewers, then start to thread the skewers with a pieces of chorizo pierced horizontally. Then fold one of the prawns into a c shape and pierce the base and top of the c. Next add another chorizo piece, folded prawn and a final piece of chorizo. Then repeat until all of the skewers are threaded and the ingredients are used up.
- Cook: place a large non stick frying pan onto the stove top and turn the heat to high. Lay 4-5 of the skewers in the base of the pan in a flat layer. Cook the skewers for 2-3 minutes (basting with with leftover sauce) then flip to the other side and cook the 2nd side for 2-3 minutes. Once the skewers are cooked, remove them and place them on a paper towel lined plate whilst you cook the remaining skewers.
- To serve: plate the skewers on a serving platter with some flat leaf parsley and lemon wedges and serve immediately.
- Note 1 - Parsley: this is a beautiful fresh herb that elevates the freshness factor in the recipe. We use kitchen scissors to chop it.
- Note 2- Olive oil: the olive oil helps to form the marinade or sauce that we cover the prawns in before we thread them onto the skewers.
- Note 3 - White wine vinegar: fresh and bright. The white wine vinegar is used to flavour the sauce that we coat the prawns in.
- Note 4 - Worcestershire sauce: this is a fantastic sauce that brings a little oomph to recipes.
- Note 5 - Garlic: garlic and prawns is a match made in heaven. A delicate pairing that works to help each ingredient shine on its own.
- Note 7 - Chilli: a little of this goes a long way! Hence we only need a small amount of chilli in the recipe.
- Note 8 - Salt and pepper: we use salt and a little bit of black pepper for seasoning in the recipe. Cooking salt (kosher salt) is the best type to use.
- Note 9 - Chorizo: this is a sausage that is made from pork and known for being a little bit spicy. It is excellent to use in pasta, pizza, paella and risottos.
- Note 10 - Prawns: also known as shrimp in some parts of the world. We want to use fresh seafood that we peel and devein ourselves. Doing so truly gives the best flavor and tasty results 😁👍.