Sweet jacket potato with piri-piri prawns

Sweet jacket potato with piri-piri prawns

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 1
Treat yourself to a special solo supper of spiced shellfish, sweet red peppers and paprika mayonnaise on a baked potato

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal425
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre9g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.9g
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  • 1 large sweet potato

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2½ tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small red pointed pepper, sliced into rings



    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 100g raw king prawn
  • few sprigs parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise

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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the sweet potato on a baking tray, rub all over with a little of the oil and season with salt. Bake for 45 mins until really soft.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and pepper and cook for 2 mins, making sure the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the chilli flakes, half the paprika, the vinegar, ketchup, 1 tbsp water and prawns to the pan, then bubble for 2 mins until the prawns are cooked through. Stir through the parsley, saving a little to sprinkle over at the end.

  3. Mix the remaining paprika into the mayonnaise. Once the potato is cooked, split it down the centre, pile in the prawn mixture and dollop the paprika mayo on top. Scatter over the remaining parsley and serve.

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Comments (19)

w1lmington's picture

A delicious recipe that is a keeper for sure. A hit with everyone and like a previous poster, I added some spicy chorizo which complimented the prawns beautifully.
I served it up with your avocado and chili salad.
Lovely meal, thank you for the recipe.

mashedpumpkin's picture

This was excellent - I also added chorizo and it was delicious.

kapatu's picture

Lovely combination! The potato wasn't fully done in 45 mins though but the end result was scrumptious! A keeper...!

IriskMike's picture

Definitely going on the make again recipe list! Though by my calculations this is 600kcal recipe (using a 300g sweet potato) 595kcal, 73g Carbs, 11g Fat & 27g Protein.

Very simple recipe, great for a single person meal! Also easy to double or even quadruple!

I used pre cooked prawns, so once the sweet potato was soft I just popped everything in the pan and and waited for the sauce to dry up and get sticky.

PGcooker's picture

Made this tonight - really good. The ratio of taste to ingredients and effort is high! Would recommend.

siandelaney's picture

Firm favourite in our house. Added chorizo as had some left in the fridge - would definitely recommend!

lotti93's picture

Loved this! Made double for a dinner with my boyfriend and we both scraped the plates clean. Swapped red wine vinegar for malt vinegar as that was all we had, and only used half as much but came out lovely. Will be making again soon!

ninakm's picture

It was really quick and easy to do, very tasty, and surprisingly filling.

lucybousfield's picture

Lovely, quick and easy! Perfect for when you want something light and tasty! I used creme fraiche instead of mayonnaise, only because i'm not a massive fan of mayo!!

moirashaw1's picture

Wonderful! Will definitely make again. Next time I'll start the sweet potatoes in the microwave ....they took ages in the oven! I used smoked paprika and would definitely use again for nice smoky flavour. I used cooked king prawns and just heated through at the end.

sarah_white88's picture

Yummy and extremely easy! Made for two and both enjoyed as an after work treat.

loskey's picture

As some others have done, I made this for two by doubling quantities. Really simple recipe, I put the potatoes in the microwave for about 5mins before sticking them in the oven.
Great when you don't have long after work!

naturalhabits's picture

Really delicious and easy to make!

irritable's picture

Really liked this. I doubled the quantities for two and it worked well. I had to go out and buy sweet paprika but this was worthwhile as it gave the dish a smokey flavour very similar to a prawn cocktail. To save time, I zapped the potatoes in the microwave for 5 mins before transferring to the oven, but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. I served on a bed of salad leaves. Recommended.

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gourmetgirl's picture

Made this for all the family. I cooked the prawns in two batches omitting the chilli in one to keep the children happy. Happy people all round - I will definitely be making again.

lexy231282's picture

Made this for lunch today and it was fab!
Really easy and super tasty, will be making again for sure.

marieb1's picture

Made this last night, exactly as described, only doubled the quantity and made for 2. Really tasty - in my binder to make again.

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