Easy Chilli Garlic Prawns Recipe

Prawns pan-fried in chilli and finished with lemon and herbs make a spicy and refreshing meal that’s ready in 10 minutes.


Chilli Garlic Prawns Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 80g butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 2 long fresh red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1kg peeled green prawns, with tails intact
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • Rocket leaves, to serve
  • Crusty bread, sliced, brushed with oil, chargrilled, to serve


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and chilli and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the prawns and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until the prawns are just cooked through.
  2. Add the lemon juice, lemon rind and coriander to the prawn mixture and toss to combine. Divide the prawns among serving plates and serve with rocket and bread.



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