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Smoky Asian prawns

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Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 5 minutes

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Serves 2

A delicious Asian-style prawn dish. Serve on their own, with a salad, with noodles or even spaghetti.

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  • 1 pack of raw prawns
  • Thumb sized piece of fresh galangal, grated or crushed
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger, finely chopped or crushed, or 1tsp of dried ginger powder
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped or crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 0.5 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • Few grinding of black pepper


  1. Mix together galangal, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, sesame oil and a teaspoon of the lime juice to form a paste.

  2. Add raw prawns to the paste and coat. Leave to marinade for 15 mins.

  3. Heat up some more olive oil in a small frying pan, then add the prawns, scraping out most of the mixture.

  4. When cooked (prawns have become pink) tip the prawns onto a warmed plate, and return the pan to the heat. Add the juice of half a lime to the mixing bowl, swirling around to mix with any remaining paste. Tip all into the pan and cook for a minute. Pour the delicious oily juice over the top of the prawns and serve.

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