Hot Garlic Prawns

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Whats spicy, tangy and garlicky all at once. This delicious hot garlic prawns. I can devote my life to prawns and oh yes bacon and of course Nutella and…. Stop I am deviating. Lets get back to prawns.

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So this dish is a fantastic starter or a main and barely takes 15-20 mins to put together. Spice levels can be adjusted to your taste buds from Tingling to OH MY GOD

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½ kg prawns



Chilli flakes/pepper

15 flakes crushed and chopped garlic

6 dried red chillies – soaked in water and ground to a paste

4 tbsp readymade purée

1 tbsp soya sauce

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

1 tbsp soya sauce

¼ tsp sugar

1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 1 cup of water


  1. Marinate the prawns in salt and chilli flakes/pepper for 2 hrs
  2. Fry prawns with little oil. Keep aside
  3. In another pan heat oil, add garlic and fry to golden brown
  4. On low heat, add red chilli paste, sweet chilli sauce, tomato purée, soya sauce, ketchup, sugar, salt. Stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add the dissolved cornflour and little water. Stir till the sauce thickens
  6. Add the prawns and cook till sauce coats the prawns.