Portuguese Garlic Prawns Recipe

garlic prawns

This mouth watering recipe for garlic prawns is a traditional Portuguese way of cooking grilled prawns with olive oil and garlic, after marinating in lemon juice and chilli flakes. Potuguese food is known for it’s fiery taste, and you can use as much or as little of chilli flakes as you like to spice up these garlic prawns. The lemon, chilli and garlic combination is a winner and will have you hooked! This recipe is equally delicious served either with a vegetable or tomato rice, or with crusty bread. The amount of olive oil used will determine how healthy this recipe is. Don’t overdo the oil. Prawns do have a high cholesterol content however, even though they are low in saturated fat. So, if you’re following a heart healthy diet, then limit your serving of this garlic prawns recipe and keep the olive oil to a minimum.

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Calories Sat Fat WW Points
4 30 mins 20 mins 378 5g 8

Note: Calories, Saturated Fats and Weight Watchers Points are on a per serving basis.

Ingredients
  • 1 kg large green prawns (cleaned and deveined)
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons coarse red chilli flakes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
Method
In a large bowl, combine prawns with garlic, salt, chilli powder and lemon juice. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes. Add olive oil to a large frying pan and add prawns. Pan grill on high heat until prawns are bright red and cooked through for about 20 minutes. Serve hot with a side salad and crusty bread.


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