Grilled Shrimp Lemongrass Skewers

  • Starter
  • 6 Servings
  • 2Spicy
  • 40 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : Others
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Delight friends and family with these plump, succulent shrimp touched with the tang of lime and nutty sesame. Unconventional lemongrass skewers is used to make this superb dish.


  • 10 fresh lemongrass stalks - ends trimmed, and bulbous end slit open about one inch
  • 600 gms shrimp - deveined and shelled
  • 3-4 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 2 spring onions - chopped
  • 1 red chili pepper deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp raw sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • Generous dash of of Season with Spice's ground white pepper


Chili Lime Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice or calamansi lime juice
  • Lightly toasted white sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

Step By Step Method

  •  Step 1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients into a fine paste (or leave out chopped spring onion to mix in after blending). You will need to add water for the ingredients to form into a thick sticky paste, but add it slowly - one tablespoon at a time - until you reach the desired texture.

     Step 2. Once the paste is ready, rub your fingers with vegetable oil or sesame oil, and mould about two tablespoons of the shrimp mixture around each lemongrass stalk (use your fingers to form a smooth, evenly rounded shape).

     Step 3. Place the lemongrass skewers on the grill and cook each side until lightly charred.


    • Instead of grilling, you can also cook the lemongrass skewers in your oven with the broiler setting.

About Chef

Chef Sasadhar Bhumia

I still remember my childhood days when I used to see Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's show. I was so amazed and inspired and always thought if I could be in that place, in a cookery show, preparing different recipes and showing off to the world my culinary skills. I always wanted to create different foods that would make people around me happy and appreciate my efforts. So cooking happened to me as a hobby. My parents were my real support and helped me a lot for me to reach my goal of becoming a chef. I would definitely want to be a chef in my next life as well