Garlic and chilli prawns

Garlic and chilli prawns

This is such a classic dish and a favourite. Everyone has their own version but you can make this as hot and spicy as you like, depending on your taste.

Serves 4–6


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 tiger prawns, shelled and peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 birds eye chillies
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 35ml brandy


1 Place a frying pan on a medium heat; add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the prawns. When they start to sizzle, turn the prawns over and add the garlic, salt and chillies.

2 When the garlic is golden brown, take the pan off the heat and add the paprika and toss.

3 Toss the prawns in the brandy, off the heat. Before serving, have a final toss over the heat and serve.

Tip: Have some delicious bread at the ready to soak up the oil.

Photography Credit:  Harry Weir