Summery King Prawns Recipe

It’s been rather warm and balmy here in Dublin this last week and what a great reason to make a summery starter! I’m a big fan of cooking prawns. There are some great taste combinations that you can add and they have some nice health benefits too: high protein; low calories; Vitamins B-6 and B-12 for energy; iron; zinc, phosphorous, copper and magnesium. Plus they are quick and easy to make. Here’s my latest hit:

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  • 250g King Prawns
  • Salad leaves (mint, rocket, coriander)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 Garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1 or 2 leaves lemongrass chopped
  • 1 small chopped chilli
  • A grind of salt and pepper



  • Turn up the oven to 180 degrees Celcius
  • Prep your ingredients: chop your ginger, lemongrass, chilli and crush the garlic
  • Add your prawns to an ovenproof dish
  • Cover the prawns with olive oil and melted butter
  • Throw your prepped ingredients onto the prawns
  • Mix the prawns with the prepped ingredients, olive oil and melted butter so they are nicely covered
  • Add a grind of salt and pepper
  • Put them in the oven for 30 minutes
  • Layer a bowl with your salad leaves
  • Take your prawns out the oven after 30 minutes
  • You can have the prawns hot or cold – I let them cool down before putting them on the salad leaves



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