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A rectangular plate topped with four prawns with their shells on and half a lemon

Tiger prawns with garlic, chilli and lemon

Published: November 11, 2021 at 9:18 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2 as a starter

Buying really good, shell-on tiger prawns makes an impressive starter that can be whipped up at the last minute with no fuss and minimal prep. They look restaurant-worthy when served with chilli, garlic and charred lemon for classic Mediterranean flavours

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal459
fat26.7g
saturates3.9g
carbs32.3g
sugars1.8g
fibre2.3g
protein21.3g
salt1.5g
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Try this recipe for tiger prawns with garlic, chilli and lemon, then check out our prawn vol-au-vents, prawn and avocado cocktail and more prawn recipes.

Ingredients

  • 50ml olive oil, plus a drizzle
  • 4 large tiger prawns, unpeeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • ½ red chilli, sliced
  • flat-leaf parsley chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • 1-2 slices sourdough or baguette, cut at an angle
  • ½ lemon

Method

  • STEP 1
    Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat and cook the prawns for 1 minute 30 seconds on one side, then flip over. Add the garlic and chilli, and cook for another 1 minute 30 seconds.
  • STEP 2
    Remove the pan from the heat, season with salt and add the parsley. Toast the bread with a little oil in a separate frying pan. Add the lemon half to the pan, cut-side down, and cook until the bread is deeply golden and the lemon slightly charred. Squeeze the charred lemon over the prawns and serve.

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