Piquant Garlic Prawns Recipe

Quick & easy Piquant Garlic Prawns Recipe

Serves: 4-6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes plus marinating
Cooking Time: 4-5 minutes



  • 30 large raw prawn tails
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) olive oil
  • 10 sprigs fresh parsley
  • Crusty bread, to serve, optional



  • Peel the prawns, leaving the tail end attached. Using a sharp knife, make a shallow cut along the outer curve from the tail to the head and remove the dark thread. Rinse under cold running water and dry with absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Place the garlic, chilli and lemon juice in the Kenwood Food Processor and process until the garlic and chilli are finely chopped. Transfer to a shallow dish. Add the olive oil and prawns and toss together to coat.
  • Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes, or longer, if time allows. Meanwhile place the parsley in the Kenwood Food Processor and process to chop.
  • Heat a heavy based frying pan until hot, add the prawns and marinade and cook very quickly, stirring all the time, for about 2-3 minutes, or until the prawns turn from grey to pink. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve immediately, with crusty bread, if wished.