Cajun Smoked Prawns with Spicy Ranch Dip



  • 500gms fresh Prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 ½ tsp Paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Thyme
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 3 Tbsp Hot Sauce


  1. In a large bowl, toss the prawns with oil, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Place the prawns on smoker racks.
  2. Set the Smoker to 225°F (107°C) using wood bisquettes of choice (Alder, Apple and Pacific Blend work great).
  3. Smoke the prawns until they turn pink and are cooked through. This can take 30-45mins.
  4. Make the spicy ranch dip by whisking together the ranch salad dressing with the hot sauce.
  5. Serve the prawns with the spicy ranch dip.