Chilli Prawns with Tomato Butter & Aleppo Pepper

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These chilli prawns are made with an amazing sun dried tomato and garlic butter, aleppo chilli flakes and a squeeze of lemon. Perfect served with a hunk of crusty bread and plenty of fresh parsley.

This was one of those Sunday treat dinners that helped to banish those Sunday night blues.

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Prawns are one of my all time favourite foods. They’re meaty while still being light and healthy and they feel so dang fancy. They’re also wonderful served pretty simply which works for my innate laziness.

Will and I made a decision recently that, since we’re not at the stage where we’re going all in with the vegetarianism, we’ll only be eating meat or fish when we can be sure that it’s ethically sourced and high quality. 

Since that will mean spending a bit more money on our meat and fish we’re going to have it just a couple of times a month and first up were these delicious prawns.

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So I kept these prawns pretty simple and they tasted so amazing. We had them with a big hunk of crusty bread which is pretty much essential for any meal in which garlicky butter is involved and a bit of fresh kale because we’re all healthy and that.

To make the prawns I melted butter and oil together then add garlic, prawns and sun dried tomatoes until melty, delicious and the prawns are cooked through.

Then I added aleppo chilli flakes which are one of my all time favourite spices. They’re a Turkish chilli which is mild and a little smoky and I just love it!

Finally the prawns were finished off with a big squeeze of lemon and some fresh parsley.

So to sum up, these chilli prawns are the best because:

  • They’re easy: The whole thing takes less than 15 minutes to make (similar to chilli & garlic prawns) so they’re perfect for a light main meal or even a fancy appetiser to serve at a dinner party
  • They’re simple: It takes just a handful of ingredients to make this recipe and all of them get to shine
  • They’re so full of flavour: The garlic, sun dried tomatoes and lemon juice all combine to make the most flavourful prawns ever!

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Chilli Prawns with Tomato Butter Ingredients:

  • Butter & Olive Oil
  • Garlic: As much garlic as you like, can you ever have too much?
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes: These are sliced thinly and get all melty into the butter 
  • Aleppo Chilli Flakes: These add the most amazing smoky, slightly sweet flavour
  • Parsley: Perfect sprinkled over the prawns just before serving
  • Lemon: A big squeeze of lemon juice helps to liven the whole thing up after cooking 

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Chilli Prawns with Tomato Butter Instructions:

  1. Make the garlic butter: Melt the butter and olive oil together in a frying pan and add the garlic, cook until slightly softened.
  2. Cook the prawns: Add the prawns to the garlic butter then add the sun dried tomatoes, aleppo pepper, salt and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Serve: Serve the prawns topped with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Chilli Prawns Variations:

  • Up the spice level: I’ve kept these prawns pretty mild because I used aleppo chilli flakes but if you want a spicier hit then feel free to add some regular chilli flakes as well to make them a little spicier
  • Use a different herb: If you’re not a big fan of parsley then chopped fresh coriander would also be delicious sprinkled over the top

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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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Chilli Prawns with Tomato Butter & Aleppo Pepper

These chilli prawns are made with an amazing sun dried tomato and garlic butter, aleppo chilli flakes and a squeeze of lemon. Perfect served with a hunk of crusty bread and plenty of fresh parsley.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 200 g King Prawns peeled and deveined
  • 55 g Sun Dried Tomatoes finely sliced
  • 2 tsp Aleppo Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Lemon juiced

Instructions

  • Melt the butter and oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and add the garlic. Cook for a minute then add the prawns and cook for 2 minutes then add the sun dried tomatoes, aleppo pepper, salt and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes until the prawns are cooked through.
  • Squeeze over the lemon juice and parsley and tip out onto a plate, serve with crusty bread.
Nutrition Facts
Chilli Prawns with Tomato Butter & Aleppo Pepper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 313mg 104%
Sodium 1082mg 45%
Potassium 1153mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 30.9%
Vitamin C 54.4%
Calcium 21.1%
Iron 29.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Julia
    06/02/2019 at 2:19 PM


    Love how easy and quick this recipe is! And it’s super delicious 🙂

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    06/02/2019 at 2:27 PM


    Your pictures look fantastic and really highlight your chili prawns. I’m also loving how quick and easy this recipe is too!

  • Reply
    Lucy Parissi
    06/02/2019 at 2:31 PM


    Aleppo chilli sounds wonderful and a great way to spice up the prawns without overpowering them.

  • Reply
    Ellen
    06/02/2019 at 3:47 PM

    Sometimes simple recipes are the best! These prawns look amazing!

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