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!
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).
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!
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.
- 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
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.
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!