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Chilli & Garlic Prawns with Easy Saffron Aioli

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This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It's quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.

This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It’s quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

When we want to really treat ourselves then prawns are always high up on the list of ingredients we turn to. They’re fresh, light and summery and taste great in so many different dishes.

We’re always looking for new things to do with prawns but sometimes it’s the simple and classic flavours which work the best like these chilli and garlic prawns.

This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It's quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.

Oh I have the most delicious summer recipe for you! Will and I love a good prawn now and then and there is really nothing better than tucking into a prawn you have to peel yourself, all juicy and messy and delicious. Soooo much better than the crappy little things you get in the supermarket!

This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It's quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.

We had some friends round for lunch a few weeks ago and we always take that as an opportunity to buy some really tasty ingredients.

A fab little fishmongers has opened up down our road so we decided it was time to check it out and see what wonderful ingredients we could find there. We bought some of these gorgeous prawns and marinated them for a bit in chilli and garlic then cooked them on the grill (or you could totally do them on the barbecue if you were so inclined).

Ingredients you need to make these chilli and garlic prawns with easy saffron aioli:

  • Prawns
  • Garlic
  • Lemons
  • Coriander
  • Olive Oil
  • Chilli
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Garlic
  • Saffron Threads
  • White Wine

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for these chilli and garlic prawns with saffron aioli…

This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It's quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.

They came out perfectly plump and juicy. So full of crazy good flavour and then add in the saffron aioli and you’ve got the perfect summer starter.

The saffron aioli was a revelation by the way. We used shop-bought mayonnaise, no shame here people, if you’re entertaining then bets are you have better things to be doing than making your own mayo unless you have time to make it in advance.

The addition of saffron makes the most beautiful bright yellow dip which explodes with garlicky flavour, it was the thing that our guests were fighting over. The leftovers were even demanded to be kept at the table to be used with the beef we served for main course!

This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It's quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.

These prawns make the most wonderful starter, all you need is a bit of crusty bread to soak up all of the extra marinade and that incredible aioli!

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE CHILLI & GARLIC PRAWNS?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It's quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.

Chilli & Garlic Prawns with Easy Saffron Aioli

This chilli & garlic prawns recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a summer dinner party! It's quick, simple and is guaranteed to impress.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings as an appetiser
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 12-15 Large Shell On Prawns deveined
  • 4 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 2 Lemons
  • Bunch Fresh Coriander chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Chilli chopped
  • Salt and Pepper

For the Saffron Aioli

  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Saffron Threads
  • 80 ml White Wine
  • 300 ml Mayonnaise store bought or homemade
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Marinate your prawns in garlic, zest of the lemons, chopped coriander, olive oil, chilli and salt and pepper. Make sure to mix well and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • While the prawns are marinating make the aioli. Place the garlic, saffron and wine in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and reduce until there's about half a teaspoon left. Remove from the heat, cool for a few minutes then mix with the mayonnaise and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • When you're ready to cook the prawns heat a grill pan over a high heat and cook the prawns for a couple of minutes on each side making sure not to overcook. Top with a big squeeze of lemon juice, serve with the saffron aioli and some fresh bread.
Nutrition Facts
Chilli & Garlic Prawns with Easy Saffron Aioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Potassium 151mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 56.6%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    12/08/2017 at 9:40 PM

    I love to use saffron in my cooking, such a unique and aromatic spices. I love the way you have used in this recipe.

  • Reply
    Dahn
    12/08/2017 at 10:19 PM

    perfect meal for a dinner party and I just love the saffron aioli

  • Reply
    Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT
    12/08/2017 at 11:40 PM

    Yaaaas. Prawns are so gorgeous when they’re cooked. This looks like an easy & delicious dinner 🙂 🙂 Thanks for posting!

  • Reply
    Deanna
    13/08/2017 at 2:45 AM

    Oh my!!! I could eat everyone!! I love the flavor on these prawns!!!

  • Reply
    Elissa
    13/08/2017 at 5:22 AM

    Wow – chilli, garlic, saffron – all such powerful and amazing flavours! No doubt that combination of amazing flavours means an amazing dish.

  • Reply
    Ginny
    13/08/2017 at 5:28 AM

    So simple and clean. I’m really interested in that saffron aioli too!

  • Reply
    zouhair fiorino najjar
    30/01/2018 at 4:35 PM

    Hi..awesome recipe and nice site..pleased to follow you on Facebook..Tumblr..twitter as well as to subscribe to your newsletter..

    • Reply
      Amy
      01/02/2018 at 9:45 PM

      Thank you!

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