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Harissa Butter Prawns

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This harissa butter prawn recipe is quick, easy to make and perfect for summer dinners! Jumbo prawns are butterflied, deveined, marinated and pan grilled to beautifully charred yet tender. It only takes 15 minutes to make and is naturally gluten-free and keto-friendly. Cooking prawns with heads on and in the shell keeps their flesh moist and adds flavour. Use more or less harissa to suit your taste.

  • 14-16 Giant prawns, butterflied and deveined
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp Harissa
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp Gluten-free soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Spring onion, green part, thinly sliced
  • Chilli peppers, optional
  1. Using a sharp knife, butterfly the prawns by cutting along the belly and through the head, ensuring not to cut through all the way to the back, until they open up flat, then devein. Once all the prawns are all deveined, rinse under cold running water and pat dry them with lots of paper towels.
  2. Whisk together the melted butter, harissa, minced garlic, soya sauce and lemon juice, and season.
  3. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Using a pastry brush, brush the flesh of the prawn with a generous amount of butter. Arrange the prawns in the grill pan, flesh side up and cook for 2 minutes or until the shell start to change colour. for 2-3 minutes until charred and just cooked.
  4. Place prawns on a large platter, scatter with sliced spring onion, chilli peppers and serve with remaining butter mixture and your favourite salad.

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eileeninmd 25/8/23 20:26

The prawns look delicious, thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a great weekend.

Tom 25/8/23 21:44

...I would love this.

Stefania 25/8/23 22:27

Io adoro i gamberoni, questi sembrano favolosi

Cooking Julia 25/8/23 23:14

This dish looks delicious and very tasty.

Brian's Home Blog 25/8/23 23:41

Those gotta be delicious, yum!

roentare 25/8/23 23:56

Harissa prawns look so yummy!

Citu 26/8/23 05:16

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Minimirabelle 26/8/23 09:10

I love prawns ! With this sauce, it seems even more delicious !

David M. Gascoigne, 26/8/23 12:55

I’d like two order to go, please.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 26/8/23 13:50

wow all the flavors are amazing these must have not lasted a minute on that gorgeous plate full!

Neil 26/8/23 14:15

Prawns are a great sharing dish. So this look like a great idea for cooking up for some guests coming round. Delicious!

David 26/8/23 18:28

Angie, Yummy! My only question is "what is everyone else going to eat!?" I could devour all of these prawns by myself. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

savorthebest 26/8/23 18:29

Love this. I could put harissa in everything.

Anonymous 26/8/23 21:16

Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog: harissa has a wonderful flavor (a little too hot for me) but I'm sure it is wonderful on the prawns

My name is Erika. 27/8/23 01:20

These look delicious. Prawns are hard to find around my area; mostly i can find local shrimp, but that would probably work. Happy rest of your weekend.

Eva Taylor 27/8/23 14:04

I can’t wait to get to Spain to enjoy giant prawns again and this recipe looks delicious. Coincidentally, I made a harrisa mayo for some lamb burgers and it was delicious, i can only imagine how wonderful it is with prawns.

DUTA 27/8/23 14:25

Harissa, a Tunisan condiment , is quite popular in the Middle Eastern neck of my woods. However I don't tolerate a spice hotter than paprika. which is also made of red pepers.

Jeff the Chef 27/8/23 15:33

That's a very tempting looking recipe!

Velva 27/8/23 19:55

What a great dish for entertaining. The presentation is beautiful too.


Grace 28/8/23 23:03

No dudo Angie que debe saber riquísimo! No obstante tiene el límite de no poder ser usado por todos. El picante está contraindicado en algunos casos. Igualmente me gustó conocer esta receta y sus ingredientes, algunos de origen magrebi. Nos cultivas en la gastronomía también. Gracias Angie!!

The Velvet Runway 29/8/23 10:30

These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Julia x

tigerfish 30/8/23 03:13

I bet the heads and shells are so crispy we can all crunch them all the way into our happy belly :)

Raymund 31/8/23 04:20

This harissa butter prawn recipe sounds like a fantastic choice for a quick and delicious summer dinner! The combination of flavors with harissa, garlic, lemon juice, and soya sauce must create a delightful marinade for the jumbo prawn

Cocoa and Lavender 3/9/23 21:40

I have never made a batch of harissa -- I really need to, especially since I was just in Morocco! I can imagine it is so delicious with the prawns!


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