Australian Bush Tucker Fusion: Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers

Australian Bush Tucker Fusion: Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers

Picture this: the rich, unmistakable essence of Australian bush tucker, intermingling with contemporary culinary finesse. Enter, Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers, a versatile delicacy equally suited as an appetiser or as the centrepiece of a mouth-watering main course.

Allow us to guide you through the intricacies of this delectable recipe and unveil the indispensable knives from House of Knives that will ensure a seamless preparation.

A Glimpse into the World of Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers: Lemon Myrtle, an Australian native plant, boasts a characteristic lemon-lime scent and flavour profile. Finding its way into myriad culinary creations, from spice blends and teas to sweet and savoury dishes,

Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers artfully blend the zesty herb with succulent prawns, resulting in a dish that’s truly a flavour sensation for any occasion.

Australian Bush Tucker Fusion: Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers

Creating the Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers Masterpiece:

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 6-8 minutes

Marinating time: 30 minutes to 2 hours


  • 1 kg raw prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon myrtle powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  • Combine olive oil, lemon myrtle powder, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Immerse the prawns in the marinade, ensuring each is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
  • Preheat your grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.
  • Thread the marinated prawns onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  • Grill the skewers for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the prawns are thoroughly cooked and have adopted a pink hue.
  • Present your masterpiece promptly, accompanied by a dipping sauce of your choice, such as a zesty lime aioli or a sweet chilli sauce.

The Quintessential Knives for Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers: To streamline the preparation process and make it as efficient as possible, having the right knives on hand is crucial. House of Knives offers an array of high-quality knives that will impeccably complement this recipe. Consider the following recommendations:

F. Dick Premier Plus Flexible Filleting Knife 18cm

Ideal for handling delicate seafood, such as prawns, this filleting knife is equipped with an 18cm flexible blade that effortlessly glides through the flesh, making peeling and deveining a breeze. Its ergonomic handle ensures a comfortable grip, facilitating precision and control during use.

F Dick Premier Plus Filleting Knife Flexible 18cm

F Dick Premier Plus Filleting Knife Flexible 18cm

Global G-104 Paring Knife 10cm

This paring knife is an essential tool for preparing lemon myrtle prawn skewers. With its sharp, accurate blade, peeling and deveining prawns becomes a simple task, ensuring they are ready for marinating and grilling. Part of Global’s esteemed range of high-quality knives, the G-104 Paring Knife boasts a hand-forged, ice-tempered stainless-steel blade, providing enduring sharpness and excellent edge retention. Its ergonomic handle is designed for comfort and balance.

 Global G-104 Paring Knife 10cm

Global G-104 Paring Knife 10cm

F Dick Pro-Dynamic Serrated Kitchen Knife Black 11cm

This serrated utility knife is the perfect companion for slicing through lemons, limes, or other garnishes for your Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers. The F. Dick Pro-Dynamic Serrated Utility Knife features an 11cm blade crafted from high-carbon stainless steel, ensuring a sharp edge that easily cuts through tough skins and fibrous textures. The knife’s ergonomic handle guarantees a comfortable grip and precise control during use.

 F Dick Pro-Dynamic Serrated Kitchen Knife Black 11cm

F Dick Pro-Dynamic Serrated Kitchen Knife Black 11cm

Investing in these exceptional knives from House of Knives will not only prepare Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers an enjoyable endeavour but also elevate your overall cooking experience. These knives are versatile and can be employed in a variety of culinary applications, making them invaluable additions to your kitchen.

  • Harmonious Pairings for Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers: Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers can be served as a standalone appetiser or as part of a main course. To create a well-rounded meal, consider pairing the skewers with the following dishes:
  • Australian Native Greens Salad: Toss together a mixture of baby spinach, rocket, and other native Australian greens. Add in thinly sliced red onion, cherry tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with a dressing made from lemon myrtle-infused olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges: Cut sweet potatoes into wedges and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of lemon myrtle powder. Roast in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 25-30 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.
  • Grilled Asparagus: Lightly coat asparagus spears in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side, or until tender and slightly charred.
  • Quinoa and Macadamia Nut Pilaf: Cook quinoa according to package instructions. In a separate pan, toast macadamia nuts until golden brown. Mix the cooked quinoa, toasted nuts, chopped parsley, and a drizzle of lemon myrtle-infused olive oil.

Australian Bush Tucker Fusion: Lemon Myrtle Prawn Skewers

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