Chilled cucumber & prawn skewers

Thread crunchy cucumber and juicy prawns onto skewers to make elegant canapés – perfect for an al fresco dinner party

  • Prep:25 mins
    plus marinating. No cook
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 20
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 1g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.8g


  • 20 peeled and cooked king prawns (about 200g)
  • zest and juice ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 cucumber


  1. Mix the prawns, lemon zest and juice, poppy seeds and oil in a bowl, and leave to marinate for 10-20 mins while you prepare the cucumber.

  2. Peel 20 strips from the cucumber, running the peeler down the full length. Stop and turn the cucumber when the peelings get a bit too seedy.

  3. Thread each cucumber strip onto a small wooden skewer, bending back and forth to create ruffles. Add a prawn to each and put in the fridge to chill until the party.

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