These are the BEST spicy prawns this side of the Pacific!  My mum's recipe, which is a firm favourite with everyone.  We grew up eating this in Malawi, made with tiger prawns as big as your hand. Gorgeous!  And so simple too, I served these when we had friends over for dinner over the weekend, along with my roast vegetables & hallomi, a couple of gorgeous home made focaccia breads and a lentil salad, it went down a treat!

I used 1 kg ofraw prawns (already deveined)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
100g butter
Dash of oil
11/2 tsp Chilli powder
11/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
2 Tbl tomato ketchup
cracked pepper
fresh parsley

1. Marinade the prawns with the juice of 1 lemon and salt, for 30-40 min. Drain the water, add the chilli powder and paprika and black pepper, mixing well to coat all all the prawns.
2. In a large wok or saucepan, heat the oil & butter add the chilli flakes and sliced garlic, cook until the garlic is golden (careful not to brown it too much)
3.  Add the prawns and cook for 15-20 min, until the prawns are cooked, Just before serving add the Tomato ketchup and serve with lemon wedges and parsley.


Until next time