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Chilli prawns


Spicy seafood dish

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  • 25g butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli
  • seeds left in and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 12-20 large raw king prawns with shells
  • juice 1 lemon
  • plus a few slices for a finger bowl
  • ½ x small bunch parsley
  • roughly chopped
  • small loaf crusty bread
  • warmed to serve


servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 8mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Melt the butter and oil together in a frying pan. Add the garlic, chilli and paprika, then fry for 1-2 mins until starting to turn golden. Turn up the heat, throw in the prawns and fry for a few mins, stirring, until all the prawns turn pink. Take off the heat, season and stir in the lemon juice and parsley.

Step 2

Add some lemon slices to a finger bowl of warm water, grab a bowl for the shells,.

Serve with crusty bread dipped in juices saved from pan.

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