Paprika Prawns with Lime Mayo

This is a quick, easy and very tasty way to enjoy prawns (especially if a packet or two are reduced in the stores!). Here, I added only ground paprika and garlic powder then flash-fried them in butter before adding lime juice for some much-needed acidity. The star of the show, however, is the lime mayonnaise where each beautifully cooked prawn can be dipped in before devouring! This is a great appetiser / tapas idea for two people to share, but you can easily make this your dinner by serving it with a salad or your favourite greens on the side.

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Carbs 1.7g | Fat 45g | Protein 25g
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Paprika Prawns with Lime Mayo

This is a great little tapas for 2 people to share, but you could turn this into a main meal for 2 by simply serving it with your favourite greens or salad on the side.
Course Appetizer, Light Meals, Main Dish
Cuisine Cajun, General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 as a tapas

Per serving

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 45g


For the lime mayo

  • 80 g (2.8 oz) mayonnaise
  • 1 lime
  • small handful coriander leaves, finely chopped

For the prawns


  • Start with the mayo so its out of the way. Simply combine the mayonnaise with the finely grated zest of the lime. Do not discard the lime: instead, slice it in half because we will use it later.
  • Finely chop the coriander and stir only half the amount into the mayonnaise. Set the remaining half aside as we will use it later.
  • To cook the prawns, remove them from their packaging and drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper to remove excess wateriness.
  • Place them into a bowl and add the paprika and garlic powder. Toss well to evenly coat.
  • Melt the butter in a large non-stick pan or wok over high heat. Cook the prawns until they are no longer grey and translucent.
  • Squeeze the juice from both halves of your reserved lime into the pan and allow to cook out (evaporate).
  • Serve the prawns (with all the pan juices drizzled over). Season with salt flakes and scatter over the remaining chopped coriander. Dip each plump prawn generously into the delicious lime mayo before devouring!

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        509Kcal / 2130kJ
Fat                                45g
Carbohydrates              1.7g
Protein                          25g


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