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Garlic and lemon prawns recipe

Garlic and lemon prawns recipe

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A tapas classic, pan-fried prawns are quick, easy and bursting with flavours of the Mediterranean. Known traditionally as 'gambas', a drizzling of fiery garlic butter brings this dish together. Best served with crusty bread to mop up any delicious, leftover juices. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 119 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies
  • 1½ large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 240g pack Tesco Finest frozen raw jumbo king prawns, defrosted (deveined if needed)
  • 1 lemon, zested, ½ juiced
  • 5g fresh parsley, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 drops Tabasco
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1.4g Protein 11.1g Fibre 0.5g


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the crushed chillies and 1 crushed garlic clove and fry for 30 secs. Tip in the prawns and fry, stirring, for 3 mins or until pink and cooked through.
  2. Fold in the lemon juice, zest and half the parsley. Spoon onto a warmed, lipped serving plate and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in the pan, then stir in the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and remaining crushed garlic. Spoon over the prawns, top with the remaining parsley and serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices, if you like.

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