Spanish Prawns Recipe with Peppers and Aioli

Spanish prawns, peppers and aioli

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Prawns, peppers and aioli make for a delicious Spanish-inspired one-pot dinner for two. The garlicky aioli is a delicious side to dip the juicy prawns in



  • peppers 2, seeded and cut into large chunks
  • lemons 1½, ½ juiced
  • garlic 4 large cloves, 1 thinly sliced
  • small cooking chorizo sausages 200g, halved
  • onion 1, cut into 8 chunks
  • olive oil
  • sherry vinegar 1 tbsp
  • thyme leaves 2 tsp 
  • sweet smoked paprika 2 tsp
  • shell-on raw king prawns 16
  • mayonnaise 150g 


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Toss together the peppers, quartered lemons, whole and sliced garlic, chorizo, onion, 1½ tbsp olive oil, vinegar, thyme and 1½ tsp of the paprika with plenty of seasoning, and spread them onto a large roasting tray. Roast for 25 minutes, until the veg is charring and the sausages are cooked through.

  • Step 2

    Remove the whole garlic from the tray, add the prawns and put back in the oven, reserving the garlic. Roast for 5-10 minutes until the prawns are pink and crisp.

  • Step 3

    While the prawns are cooking, squeeze the roasted garlic out of its skins and mash well until smooth. Stir it through the mayonnaise with the remaining ½ tsp paprika and lemon juice.

  • Step 4

    Serve in a large dish, with a finger bowl on the side, and eat with plenty of the garlicky aioli.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 547
  • Fat 46.4g
  • Saturates 10g
  • Carbs 12g
  • Fibre 2.5g
  • Protein 18.4g
  • Salt 2.2g