Spanish-style prawns recipe

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serves: 2 - 3
Skill: easy
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 171 kCal 9%
Fat 8g 11%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
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  • Try this Spanish-style summer seafood dish of pan-fried prawns with garlic, fresh fennel and cherry tomatoes with sherry and parsley. Perfect for a tapas party!


    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
    • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
    • A handful of flat-leaf parsley sprigs
    • 500g cherry tomatoes on the vine
    • 5tbsp manzanilla sherry
    • 1tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
    • 10-15 large raw prawns, peeled, leaving tail shell on
    • Salt and ground black pepper
    • Bread, to serve


    • Heat the oil in a large, shallow pan. Add the garlic, fennel and parsley stalks and fry gently for 12-15 mins until tender. Add the cherry tomatoes, sherry and tomato paste. Bring to the boil and then simmer gently for 25 mins, until thickened.

    • Push the prawns into the sauce, cook for 2 mins. Turn them and cook for 1-2 mins or until they’re pink all over. Season and sprinkle with parsley leaves for serving. Serve with chunks of bread.

    Top tip for making Spanish-style prawns

    Making this dish for a dinner party? Add other shell fish such as mussels to feed more.

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