Spicy tamarind prawns

Spicy tamarind prawns

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


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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    For the lime mayonnaise

    • ½ lime, juiced, plus wedges to serve



      The same shape, but smaller than…

    • 50g mayonnaise

    For the prawns

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



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


    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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    3rd Apr, 2017
    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.
    3rd Apr, 2017
    How does one slice sesame seeds...?
    3rd Apr, 2017
    Very, very patiently. :)
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