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Sweet and Spicy Prawns


It is great to have a couple of super quick recipes in your culinary arsenal.

This is one of my favourite - a chilli hot and sweet spicy tomato sauce, served on a bed of rice and topped with delicious marinaded tiger prawns. For this recipe, I used frozen raw prawns, meaning that the whole meal for two came in at less than £5.

The sugar in the sauce emphasises the tomato and brings out the natural sweetness of the prawns.

This sauce works equally well with chicken, but will take a little longer to cook than the prawns.

Definitely a mid week life saver recipe!

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Close Up 2



Ingredients

for the prawn kebabs [serves 2] :
1 400g pack of frozen tiger prawns
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 jalapeño chilli, diced
salt and pepper
zest of half a lemon
2 tbsp olive oil

for the sweet and spicy sauce [serves 2]:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, diced
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 jalapeño chilli, diced
1 tin cherry tomatoes
2 tsp caster sugar
handful of fresh coriander, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
salt and pepper to taste

Method

for the prawn kebabs :
1) Place all the ingredients in a bowl, and set aside to marinade for 15 minutes.
2) When the sauce is almost ready to be served, skewer the prawns, and place on a foiled grill.
3) Apply the marinade and cook for 3-4 minutes under a high grill flame until just cooked.
4) Turn, marinade and cook for a further 3 minutes.
5) Serve immediately.

for the sweet and spicy sauce :
1) Place a small saucepan, on a medium heat.
2) Add the garlic and cook until golden on both sides. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon.
3) Add the chilli, shallot and tomato. Stir continuously until softened.
4) Add the cherry tomatoes and sugar.
5) Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until thickened.
6) Add the chopped coriander
6) Taste, season and adjust.

Serve on a bed of rice, with the prawn kebabs on top

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Marinade the Prawns

Season the defrosted prawns

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Add the Olive Oil

Add the Olive oil

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Add the Lemon Zest

Add the Lemon Zest

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Add the Garlic

Add the Chilli and Garlic

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Prepare the Rice

Prepare the rice

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Sauce Ingredients

Sweet and Spicy Sauce vegetables

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Sauce Ingredients

Sweet and Spicy Sauce vegetables

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Brown the Garlic

Brown off the garlic cloves

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Prepare the Vegetables

Prepare the sweet and spicy sauce vegetables

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Saute the Chilli and Garlic

Saute the chilli and shallot

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Add the Tomatoes

Add the cherry tomatoes and sugar

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Reduce the Sauce

Sauce thickened

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Make the Kebabs

Prepare the kebabs

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Add the Coriander

Add the coriander

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Served

Serve the prawns on a bed of rice with the sweet and spicy sauce

Sweet and Spicy Prawns : Close Up 2

Close Up

The Flickr photoset showing Sweet and Spicy Prawns appears here.



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