Care for some portuguese peri peri prawns?


So we had planned a supper at one of my friends’ place. . . Just a few girls, nothing fancy… and we were all supposed to make a dish. So I figured I’d try this. . .we didn’t end up having it but I made it anyway and it was a hit at home ( My mother is quite the critique)

Winter is here n sometimes we need some kick a## food to keep us warm. Hope you guys enjoy.


1kg of prawns , preferably the ones for grilling.
200 g (3/4 cup) butter
10 ml (2 teaspoons) crushed garlic
30 ml (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
30 ml (2 tablespoons) peri-peri sauce (recipe below)
milled black pepper


50 g (1 1/2 ounces) red chillies, very finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, crushed
500 ml (2 cups) olive oil
The juice and zest of 1 small lemon
10 ml of paprika

Mix all of the ingredients for the Sauce together, and leave for an hour or up until a week refrigerated. The Sauce gets better overtime so always make sure to make this in advanced if you really wanna knock their socks off.☺

When you feel that the sauce is well matured then do the below:

Heat the butter gently and add the garlic and lemon juice. Don’t let the garlic burn. Add prawns and peri-peri sauce. (Shake first to make sure you get some of the chilli and garlic as well.)

Sizzle for 4-5 minutes, turning frequently, until cooked. Season with salt and pepper and tip into a warm serving bowl. Garnish, if you wish, with chopped fresh parsley.

#Tip1:  You can add the prawns to  the peri peri sauce and leave to marinate for 24 hours.
#Tip2: You could use this for chicken as well.
#Tip3: You can add more peri peri sauce if you want it to be saucier.

hope you guys enjoy 💋

Posted from Just an ordinary girl


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