Jumbo Chilli Prawns


This one makes the perfect starter for guests. Being a busy working mum, it’s not often I get to cook a decadent 2 or even 3 course meal, however, every now and then I love to invite the whole family round and put on a feast that’s fit for kings and queens on!

Here is one of my go-to starters: King Prawns In Chilli Sauce.

It equally makes a tasty light lunch dish, served with a hunk of fresh bread my husband likes to mop up the sauce with. Always opt for raw jumbo prawns here.


Jumbo King Prawns in Chilli Sauce

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 300g raw ‘shell off’ jumbo king prawns
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 cm of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp chilli bean sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped


  1. Rinse prawns and pat them dry, set aside for later use
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a large wok or shallow pan
  3. Add garlic, chill and ginger and heat through until soft and the garlic has turned a light golden brown
  4. Stir in the chill bean sauce and sugar
  5. Add prawns and continue to cook for around 3-4 minutes until they are pink
  6. Add coriander and stir through the mixture for around 30 seconds
  7. Remove from heat and serve.



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33 Responses

  1. One Messy Mama

    Oh my, I just want to jump into that picture and gobble those prawns down. This dish screams utter deliciousness! #tastytuesdays

  2. Andrea Nine

    Absolutely spectacular Vicki!! I want to make these as soon as possible, yep might make my Mr. Buy me some new shoes too, lol

  3. vicki Montague

    Oh my gosh! This looks like one of my favourite kind of starters! I’d love to come around to yours and enjoy these. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Eb Gargano

    Oh wow – these prawns look AMAZING! Such a fab starter – though to be honest I’d happily eat these for mains or even pudding 😉 Eb x

  5. Charlotte

    This looks really tasty and simple, I love a prawn starter, I have pinned ready for me and hubby date night.

  6. clare

    That looks divine – I’m allergic to prawns but my other half would adore this – Thanks Cx


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