Main dishes

Shrimp and Zespri Green kiwifruit kebab

Serves 4
Ingredients Method


  • 6 Zespri Green kiwifruit, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 500 g king prawns
  • 1½ tablespoons sesame oil
  • Finely grated zest rind of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander (cilantro) leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Couscous to serve (optional) 


  1. Peel the prawns, leaving their tails on. 
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sesame oil, lemon zest, herbs, soy sauce and seasonings. 
  3. Add the prawns. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Pre-heat the grill or barbecue. 
  6. Thread prawns and Zespri Green kiwifruit onto skewers. 
  7. Brush the kiwifruit with a little extra oil.
  8. Place the kebabs on the grill or barbecue and cook for 1-2 minutes each side, until the prawns are just cooked.
  9. Serve hot on a bed of couscous.

Note: Toasted pine nuts, chopped parsley and diced chilies have been folded through the couscous in the picture.