Spicy tamarind prawns

Spicy tamarind prawns

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Spicy tamarind paste, a zesty lime mayo and chilli prawns make this 15-minute meal something special. Try this quick and refreshing midweek supper for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal371
  • fat20g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

    For the lime mayonnaise

    • ½ lime, juiced, plus wedges to serve
      Lime

      Lime

      ly-m

      The same shape, but smaller than…

    • 50g mayonnaise

    For the prawns

    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
      Ginger

      Ginger

      jin-jer

      Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

    • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
    • 180g raw jumbo king prawns (or tiger prawns)
    • toasted sesame seeds, sliced
    • spring onions and cooked
    • rice, to serve
      Rice

      Rice

      r-eye-s

      Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

    Method

    1. Mix the lime juice with the mayonnaise and set aside.

    2. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add the garlic, ginger and chilli. Lightly fry for 2 mins until fragrant, then add the tamarind paste.

    3. Toss the prawns in the mixture and cook for 2-3 mins until they have all turned pink. Serve with rice topped with the sesame seeds and spring onions, and the lime mayo, plus lime wedges for squeezing over.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    ahrb
    3rd Apr, 2017
    3.8
    These were delicious. I must say I was a little skeptical when I saw the recipe but I will definitely make them again. I served mine with cauliflower rice which I fried before adding half the spring onions, coconut cream and peas. I wasn't a big fan of the lime mayonnaise so we had creme fraiche instead which countered the chilli nicely.
    badgergirl
    3rd Apr, 2017
    How does one slice sesame seeds...?
    stevemaskery
    3rd Apr, 2017
    Very, very patiently. :)
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