Spicy tamarind prawns

Spicy tamarind paste, a zesty lime mayo and chilli prawns make this 15-minute meal something special. Try this quick and refreshing midweek supper for two

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 371
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 8g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 0.5g


  • ½ lime, juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • 50g mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 180g raw jumbo king prawns (or tiger prawns)
  • toasted sesame seeds, sliced
  • spring onions and cooked
  • rice, to serve


  1. Mix the lime juice with the mayonnaise and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add the garlic, ginger and chilli. Lightly fry for 2 mins until fragrant, then add the tamarind paste.

  3. Toss the prawns in the mixture and cook for 2-3 mins until they have all turned pink. Serve with rice topped with the sesame seeds and spring onions, and the lime mayo, plus lime wedges for squeezing over.

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