STREAMING NOW: Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food

Bay Scented Shrimp With Basil Mayonnaise

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Impress your friends with these fragrant and juicy shrimp - perfect for the barbecue.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak eight in cold water for about half an hour.
  2. For the basil mayonnaise, plunge the leaves into a small pan of boiling water for about 1 minute, then remove with a slotted spoon and put into a bowl of cold water. (This helps it blend into a smooth paste.)
  3. Drain and squeeze out any excess water from the leaves and put into a food processor with 2 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Whizz for 1-2 minutes until you have a fine paste. Add all of the mayonnaise and a squeeze of lime juice. Blend until smooth, transfer to a bowl and chill.
  5. Thread 4 prawns and 3 bay leaves onto each skewer. Brush all over with the remaining oil. Season well.
  6. Barbecue the kebabs for 4-5 minutes, turning once, until pink and tender. Spoon the basil mayo into the squeezed out lime halves and serve warm.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a