Sweet jacket potato with piri-piri prawns

Sweet jacket potato with piri-piri prawns

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(33 ratings)

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 potatoes

    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

    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



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 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


  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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Frantic Flapjack
8th Mar, 2020
This made a really nice dinner. The prawns tasted great and were very quick to make. They went very well with the jacket potato. Served with broccoli.
26th Jun, 2018
Really enjoyed this and very, very quick and easy. Will definitely make again
Minion Milly
2nd Aug, 2017
Lovely! Quick and easy. Hits the spot as a serving for one when the seafood-phobic hubby is out of town! I added more paprika and also squeezedleftover lemon on top at the end. I made it slightly healthier by swapping half the mayo for Greek yog. Delish!
18th Mar, 2017
Made this tonight - delicious! I pretty much followed the recipe but added a bit more paprika and mayo. I served it with tenderstem broccoli. Yum!
8th Jun, 2016
not the best. Really disappointed
4th Apr, 2016
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.
5th Aug, 2014
This was excellent - I also added chorizo and it was delicious.
26th Mar, 2014
Lovely combination! The potato wasn't fully done in 45 mins though but the end result was scrumptious! A keeper...!
23rd Sep, 2013
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.
5th Aug, 2013
Made this tonight - really good. The ratio of taste to ingredients and effort is high! Would recommend.


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