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Great deal on prawns at M&S

1102314_89730878I love prawns but I usually only get to eat the frozen kind because fresh prawns are often pricey. Frozen prawns are great in curries but if you want the full flavour, fresh is better.

I was delighted to fall upon a great offer at M&S where you can get a whopping 20 large prawns for only €8.

Now that I had these delicious delicacies – what to do with them? I decided to keep it simple and make Peri-Peri Prawns. This recipe serves four and is great with a big chunk of bread to soak up the sauce. Yum.

Peri-Peri Prawns


  • 20 large prawns
  • 200g butter
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons peri-peri sauce (recipe below)
  • Salt and milled black pepper

For the Peri-Peri Sauce

  • 50 g red chillies, very finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500 ml olive oil
  • Pared rind of 1 small lemon (use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin in thin strips)
  1. Combine the ingredients for the sauce together and mix well. You can make the sauce ahead and store it in the fridge; the flavour improves with age, reaching its peak at two weeks.
  2. Slit prawns down their backs and devein. Heat the butter gently and add the garlic and lemon juice. Don’t let the garlic burn. Add prawns and peri-peri sauce.
  3. Sizzle for 4-5 minutes, turning frequently, until cooked. Season with salt and pepper.

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