Côte d' Ivorian spiced prawns

Recipe from: 2 june 2010

Ingredients 12
Servings 4
Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 450
    g
    raw king prawns
  • 2
    Tbs
    butter
  • 1
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    tsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ginger, ground – the dried ginger, not the fresh root
  • 1
    tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1
    tsp
    ordinary paprika
  • 1 1/2
    tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1
    lemon, zest only
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • Fresh coriander, chopped to serve
 

Method

10 mins
 
Remove the heads from the prawns and shell and clean them.

Heat the olive and the butter (together) in a heavy based frying pan and as soon as it sizzles, add the garlic and cook for about 20 seconds before adding the cumin, the ginger, both kinds of paprika, a pinch of salt, the lemon zest and the cayenne pepper.

Stir to combine and then pop in the prawns.

Cook, stirring continuously until the flesh becomes pink at which point they must be removed immediately.

Put them in a serving dish, pour over the spicy, butter sauce, sprinkle over the coriander generously and serve with fresh lemon wedges.
 

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