Piri-Piri Prawns

Spicy Portuguese piri-piri sauce (sold in supermarkets) adds a chilli kick to king prawns in this simple but luxurious recipe
Piri-Piri Prawns
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 2 hrs marinating time
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 tbsp piri piri sauce
  • half a tsp chilli powder
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 24 large king prawns, raw with heads on
  • 1 bunch of watercress
  • 1 bunch of coriander


1. Mix together the piri-piri sauce, chilli powder and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Add the raw king prawns, coat thoroughly, cover and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.

2. Tear the watercress and coriander into sprigs and arrange on a large serving plate.

3. Heat a heavy frying pan until hot. Dry-fry the king prawns, seasoning with a little sea salt, until they turn pink and opaque, around 3 minutes.

4. Serve at once on the watercress and coriander.

Real Cork recommends: enjoy with a light white wine from the Alentejo

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