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Chargrilled Prawn and Asparagus Skewers with Burnt Orange

These bite-size treats are perfect for family party entertaining.

Prep Time

        Prep time: 45 minutes
        Cook time: 10 minutes
        Yield: Serves 18


    •    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    •    1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (pimenton)
    •    2 tbsps finely chopped fresh oregano
    •    150g dried chorizo, cut into 18 pieces
    •    2 oranges, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges
    •    1 bunch asparagus, cut into 3cm lengths
    •    1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil, plus extra to brush
    •    18 extra large green king prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined


  1. Combine the oil, paprika, garlic, orange juice and 1 tbs oregano in a small bowl. Add the prawns and toss to coat. Chill for 30 minutes to marinate.
  2. Soak toothpicks or skewers in water for 15 minutes. Heat a barbecue or chargrill to medium-high. thread 1 prawn, 1 piece of asparagus and 1 slice of chorizo onto each skewer. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 18 skewers.
  3. Grill skewers, in batches, for 3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Scatter with remaining 1 tbs oregano. Brush orange wedges with a little extra oil, then grill for 2 minutes each side or until charred. Serve with prawn skewers.

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