Spicy Garlic Prawns

spicy garlic prawns

Spicy Garlic Prawns

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Garlic has a natural affinity with prawns; enhancing their subtle flavour without being overpowering. You can use other vegetables such as aubergine, broccoli or cauliflower instead of the courgettes.
Servings: 4
Calories: 120
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 8 oz peeled prawns
  • 1 lb courgettes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 level teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and white pepper


  • Cut the courgettes into sticks about 3in (80mm) long and 1/4 in (5 mm) thick. Peel and crush the garlic, de-seed and finely chop the chilli. Heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the garlic, grated ginger and chilli for about 3 minutes.
  • De-seed and roughly chop the tomatoes and add them to the pan. Increase the heat
  • and cook for a further 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Season to taste and serve as a hot starter or light snack.
  • Serve the dish piping hot straight from the pan, if you wish. Take care not to overcook the ingredients.
Calories: 120 kcal
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Protein: 14 g
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 91 mg
Sodium: 118 mg
Potassium: 619 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 763 IU
Vitamin C: 33 mg
Calcium: 69 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Prawn
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