Garlicky prawns with sherry

Garlicky prawns with sherry

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 6 as a starter
Seafood lovers will love this simple tapas-style recipe that's low fat and quick to cook up

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal108
  • fat6.8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1.6g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.34g


  • 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…

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 400g large prawn, uncooked



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

  • 2 tbsp dry sherry (fino)
  • handful parsley, chopped



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


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Tip in the garlic slices and cook for a few secs. Then stir through the prawns and cook for a couple of mins until they start to turn pink.

  2. Pour over the sherry and cook for a few mins more, just until the prawns are cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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15th Aug, 2011
It's not the recipe that the problem guys - it's the quality of your ingredients! If the prawns are tasteless, then they're bad prawns and you should buy from somewhere else :)
Scottie pottie
24th Mar, 2018
And if it doesn't have enough seasoning ADD MORE! Seasoning is a personal thing.... Nothing at all wrong with the recipe!
17th Feb, 2011
Just add a teaspoon or two of chilli from a jar to really hit the spot. Fantastic with fresh bread to mop up the juices! Simple, quick & blooming tasty, again & again.
3rd Oct, 2010
loved it!
17th Jul, 2010
A bit like a gambas pil pil, tho white wine is used, not sherry, and definitely add a little fresh chilli to the sauce for a kick! Alternatively, I do a starter of prawns cooked in garlicky white wine, reduce the 'sauce' down a bit, add your fresh chilli, a dollop of fresh cream, followed by a tablespoon or 2 of canned chopped tomatoes - always a hit!! And can be a nice summery main course too - nice bread and a Pinot Grigio top it off for a midweek sin!!
3rd Sep, 2009
lacks flavour, needs more seasonings
3rd Dec, 2008
I would definitely add lemon zest and some lemon juice as well for additional flavour.
15th Nov, 2008
Absolutely delicious and so simple and quick to do
2nd May, 2008
if you add more garlic, some chilli and make sure prawns are peeled so they absorb more flavour they turn out less bland
18th Mar, 2008
Really disappointed, real lack of flavour to the prawns
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