Perfect Prawns

"A delicately spiced prawn, with just that zing that brings the flavour alive, so easy to prepare. Serve with simple salads or garlic bread so that the prawns are the centre of attraction."
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  • Shell raw prawns. Heat olive oil and butter in a non stick frypan, add crushed garlic clove and the Chilli Bean sauce, while still cool to allow everything to be mixed without cooking.
  • Heat oil and add the prawns; stir constantly for 3-4 minutes serve with simple salads.
  • This recipe does not work with pre cooked prawns.

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  1. Bergy
    Lovely recipe! I did have a problem - I thought I had Sambal oelek but no way, all I had was Sambal Setan. Turned out SUPER Good. The prawns I used were Black prawns and they do not color as well as our recular ones . They taste super!
  2. Judy-Jude
    Easy to follow instructions and they were so quick to prepare. I used my chili garlic sauce and still used both garlic cloves. I cheated and added another tablespoon of butter. This recipe is a keeper! I served it with a tossed salad, Green Feta Dip 271379 and crusty bread.
  3. Baby Kato
    Wow were these little babies good. We really enjoyed this quick and easy to make dish JoyfulCook. The prawns were perfectly cooked, spicy, tender and juicy. I loved that this recipe uses ingredients that I always have in the pantry. I did use two tsps of the sambal oelek as we like our prawns spicy. Served over basmati rice and garnished with green onions for a very tasty meal. Thanks so much for sharing a recipe that has gone into my keeper box.


We now reside back in England after returning from Australia after most of our working life there. I have been fortunate enough to have lived in many countries when I was younger and therefore many of my recipes reflect this! Love to cook. love to travel too
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