Chilli Prawns

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"This recipe comes from a very old cookbook which I have had for many years. The addition of chilli to the prawns adds a spicy flavour. It is suggested this recipe served over spaghetti, but I think rice would work well also."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (238.7 g)
  • Calories 324.9
  • Total Fat - 16.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 228.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1668.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.7 g
  • Protein - 33.6 g
  • Calcium - 104.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine the tomato sauce with the sherry and sugar.

Step 2

Heat oil in a wok over a medium heat, add the chilli, garlic and ginger. Stir in the shallots and tomato mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add the prawns and simmer until just cooked.

Step 4

Serve on a bed of spaghetti garnished with chopped parsley.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Peppy but doesn't bite your head off. I used wild Argentine large prawns. Very easy, tasty straight forward recipe that will be made again

(29 Apr 2019)


I scaled back for 1 serve and used Australian King Prawns and 1/2 a small chilli with seeds as I like a bit of kick and added the pasta to the prawns in the pan with a little of pasta water to create a bit of sauce. Thank you Tisme for a great dinner, made for Pick Me Tag game under the 48 hour rule.

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(10 Apr 2018)