Chilli Prawns

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"NOTE: It is suggested to serve this on a bed of cooked spaghetti. Prawns are a favourite in Australia, and the addition of fresh chilli gives this prawn dish a wonderful spicy flavour. This recipe comes from a very old Australian cookbook that was given to me many years ago."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (243 g)
  • Calories 328.1
  • Total Fat - 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 250.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1765.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 35.8 g
  • Calcium - 112.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine the tomato sauce with the sherry and sugar.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a wok over a medium heat and add the chilli, garlic and ginger. Stir in the shallots and tomato mixture.

Step 3

Simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Add the prawns and simmer until just cooked.

Step 5

Serve with pasta and garnish with chopped parsley/chives.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very quick and easy with lots of flavor. I served mine on rotini. Will be making these again.

review by:
(10 Aug 2018)


This is a real taste treat! I served the prawns over Tofu Spaghetti. I had Argentine Prawns (my favorite). They are so firm & tasty . The tomato sauce/shallot mixture gives just enough pep to the prawns without taking away the flavour of the prawns. I like the way it sticks to the prawns. This will go into my favourites.

review by:
(16 Apr 2018)


Good amount heat to give a nice kick but not overpower the deliciousness of the prawns and the baby squid I added to the mix. Served over soba noodles for a great and filling dinner, thank you Tisme made for Pick Me tag game.

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(8 Mar 2018)