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Côte d' Ivorian spiced prawns

Recipe from: 2 june 2010

Ingredients 12
Servings 4
Time 5 mins


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


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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