Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From the LCBO's Early Summer 2005 Food and Drink Magazine (by Lucy Waverman) Serve on a bed of lettuce with sticky rice on the side. NOTE: Preparation time does not include the 1 hour marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine coconut milk, curry paste and garlic in a saucepan and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until coconut milk has thickened slightly.
  2. Stir in lime juice and fish sauce, cool then toss with shrimp and marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread shrimps onto lemon grass stalks, spearing shrimps in 2 places so that they don't turn on the skewers. Season with salt and pepper. (Reserve marinade.).
  4. Preheat grill to high.
  5. Brush shrimp with extra oil and grill about 2 minutes per side or until shrimps are cooked.
  6. While shrimp is cooking, place reserved marinade in a small pot over high heat, bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes or until quite thick (like mayonnaise).
  7. Remove from heat, stir in extra lime juice and sugar.
  8. Drizzle over grilled shrimp and sprinkle with mint.
Most Helpful

Sooooo good! I don't know why it called just "shrimp on the barbie" though...
It should be called "thai style coconut/green curry prawns"!
Everyone loved it at the party I made them for! ...looked really fancy on the lemongrass skewers too!

aliono September 08, 2010

If it's listed under "Australian foods" it wouldn't be correct to call it shrimp....they aren't shrimp, they're prawns. And it's not even funny anymore to say "shrimp on the barbie" and this is coming from an aussie. "Prawns on the barbie" is/sounds way more fun and Australian (plus more eye catching when you're scrolling through recipes). Listing it as "jumbo shrimp" in the ingredient list is obviously helpful to foreigners (I'll agree on that). Great recipe, two thumbs up!

Natasha L. March 20, 2015

This is wicked good shrimp! The flavors are delicious, my only complaint was not cooking more of them! I did add extra curry paste as I thought the sauce needed more zing, but I made my own so it might have been I didn't make it hot it enough though it seems really spicy, maybe the coconut milk really tones it down, anyways it was easy to add more. Love the lime, it's both subtle and bright. I didn't have lemon grass stalks but added already chopped lemon grass to the marinade. I used low fat coconut milk so added a splash of heavy cream to the marinade I was cooking down to give it a little more body. The shrimp cooked in less then 5 minutes but still had a nice grill taste. The mint was superfluous. This would make a great dish for company and I can't wait to make it for my DH. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT 9 SE Asia - Tradition with a Twist of Innovation Challenge hosted by Grilling and BBQ Forum by one of Mike and the Appliance Killers

momaphet August 25, 2013