Bloody Mary pepper prawns

Bloody Mary pepper prawns

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Take the ingredients of the classic cocktail - Tabasco, pepper, tomato and vodka - and use to flavour sizzling shellfish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal357
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 fat garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp celery seeds



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 14-16 large raw king prawn, heads removed but tail left on, deveined
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 50ml vodka



    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

  • 100ml passata
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • few shakes of Tabasco sauce, depending on how hot you like it
  • celery sticks and good crusty bread, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the shallot and fry for 1-2 mins until softened. Add the garlic and celery seeds, and sizzle for 1 min more, then turn the heat up to high. Toss the prawns with the cornflour, cayenne and black pepper. Add to the pan and stir-fry for 1 min until turning pink, then add the vodka (stand back as it may catch fire) and bubble until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  2. Add the passata, ketchup, Tabasco and a good pinch of salt. Give everything a stir and cook for 1 min more, then transfer to a serving dish. Scatter with celery leaves and place in the centre of the table with celery sticks and chunks of bread for mopping up the sauce.

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25th Feb, 2014
These were absolutely delicious and very easy to make as well. Make sure you buy good quality prawns.
20th Feb, 2014
6/5 my partner and I had this on valentines day and this was one of the best prawns meals I have ever had!!
7th Feb, 2014
Absolutely delicious and ready in minutes. We didn't have celery seeds and used Worcester instead of Tabasco. All you need is a bottle of white wine and a crusty bread for the sauce. Cooked it twice in one week and will be cooking it again and again!
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