Flash-fried prawns with chilli, lemon & parsley

Flash-fried prawns with chilli, lemon & parsley

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 6 - 8
Juicy butterflied prawns quickly sizzled in a pan with Mediterranean flavours - perfect for a tapas spread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal73
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 300g large raw prawn, butterflied



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 2 garlic clove, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Season the prawns and set aside. Cook the garlic over medium-low heat until it just starts to colour. Increase heat to high and add the prawns and chilli. Stir quickly and keep turning prawns in the pan.

  2. After 1 min, pour in the lemon juice. Toss until prawns are opaque – about 1 min more. Sprinkle over lemon zest and parsley and serve with crusty bread.

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Comments (7)

baselgordon's picture

What a fab recipe! Never "butterflied" prawns before - they will never be safe from my knife, again! This is just a really brilliant, quick and tasty recipe! Works really well with a little guacamole, as well!

mrs powell's picture

i have used this many times, to mix things up a little, add a little dry sherry or white wine at the last minute, mixes lovely with the oil and chilli, add crusty bread to soak up the juice

peachybitz1's picture

Added some cooked Tagliatelle to the pan..delish :)

emmahaines1's picture

Had these last night with friends, everyone loved them, were so quick to do and was able to prep everything before hand, these will be a regular in our house.

beermonster's picture

Absolutely superb, and so quick and easy to do, had them with the patatas braves, will definitely be having them again.

rachaela1309's picture

Delicious and very easy. Would definitely make again as part of tapas type meal

kfenton01's picture

Another part of our tapas meal, quick, delicious and will definitely make again. So simple!

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