Flash-fried prawns with chilli, lemon & parsley

Juicy butterflied prawns quickly sizzled in a pan with Mediterranean flavours – perfect for a tapas spread

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 73
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 300g large raw prawns, butterflied
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Season the prawns and set aside. Cook the garlic over medium-low heat until it just starts to colour. Increase heat to high and add the prawns and chilli. Stir quickly and keep turning prawns in the pan.

  2. After 1 min, pour in the lemon juice. Toss until prawns are opaque – about 1 min more. Sprinkle over lemon zest and parsley and serve with crusty bread.

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