Thai Grilled King Scallops & Prawns

28 May 2024

ready serve

| easy | Serves 4


  • For The Skewers:
  • 12 King Scallops, Cleaned
  • 16 Lrg Prawns, Shell Removed
  • 2 Tb Sp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 Tb Sp Oil
  • For The Salad:
  • 1 Cup Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • ¼ Red Onion, Sliced Finely
  • 2 Baby Gem, Picked & Washed/Dried
  • 12 Cherry Plum Tomatoes, Sliced
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves, Torn
  • 1 Handful Sweet Thai Basil
  • 1 Handful Coriander, Torn
  • 2 Scallions, Sliced Finely
  • For The Nam Jim Dressing:
  • 2 Lrg Red Chilli, Stem Removed & Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli, Stem Removed & Chopped
  • 3 Scallions, Cleaned & Root Removed
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Small Bunch Coriander
  • 8 Tb Sp Fish Sauce
  • 6 Tb Sp Palm or Golden Caster Sugar
  • Juice & Zest 3 Limes



Firstly begin by marinating & skewering the Scallops & Prawns

Firstly begin by marinating & skewering the Scallops & Prawns, dependant on the size of the scallops you may wish to halve them through the middle so you have 2 thick pieces rather than an oversized piece (you will want these to cook in the time the prawns take to cook.

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Next make the Nam Jim

Next make the Nam Jim by adding the scallions to a bowl, pour in the sugar, lime and fish sauce and mix until dissolved. Finally chop the remaining ingredients for this very finely and stir, taste for seasoning and adjust if needed with the fish sauce, lime & sugar. Balance is the key to this beautiful hot punchy dressing!


Combine the salad ingredients

Combine the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside while you grill the seafood.


Preheat your BBQ

Preheat your BBQ on max power until a range of 250-275c is achieved.


Place over the grill bars

Place over the grill bars and allow to cook until the prawns and scallops become translucent and light pink, flip over and finish cooking until internal temperature of 63c is achieved before removing from the heat.

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spoon over a little of the nam jim

Once seafood has almost finished cooking spoon over a little of the nam jim dressing.


Toss the salad with ¼ of the dressing

In the meantime toss the salad with ¼ of the dressing and arrange on a serving plate, bowl or board.


Serve the seafood skewers

Serve the seafood skewers with the remaining dressing before serving with a wedge of fresh lime & some extra coriander and mint.

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Recipe Author

Recipe Author


Jonny (@Smoke_Shack_Ni) is an outdoor cooking enthusiast. Cooking everything from BBQ to Pizza in his backyard in Northern Ireland. He loves nothing more than creating new exciting recipes in his various BBQ’s & Pizza Ovens. Whether it be an epic Seafood Grill, Smoked Meats or Simple Chicken Wings etc you can see it all on his food blog page.

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